UPDATE 1-NEC Electronics launches image chips for cars


(Recasts, adds details, byline, background) By Mayumi Negishi TOKYO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Japanese microchip maker NEC Electronics Corp. began shipping image detection chips for cars on Friday, with the first going into a Toyota Motor Corp. Lexus model to be launched this fall. Chips control a growing bulk of car functions from power door locks to transmission controllers, and NEC Electronics hopes to grab 40 percent of the emerging market for image detection chips in cars by 2015. ...

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