to Related Web Sites
The following links point to sites
containing test methods referenced in AEC Documents (*) and general information
related to electronic parts and the automotive industry.
- Aptiv - Aptiv is a global technology leader, with more than 160,000 people across more than 125 manufacturing facilities and 15 major technical centers worldwide. With a presence in 44 countries, Aptiv addresses mobility’s toughest challenges through deep software and systems integration expertise, delivering market relevant solutions.
- Autoline - Autoline is the
web site of the European Automotive Initiative Group (EAIG). It was
established in the spirit that the best practices of electronic
communication should be used for disseminating best practices about the
- Automotive Industry Action Group
(AIAG) - Founded in 1982, the AIAG is a not-for-profit trade
association of more than 1,600 automotive and truck manufacturers and
their suppliers. AIAG's purpose is to provide an open forum where members
cooperate in developing and promoting solutions that enhance the
prosperity of the automotive industry. Its focus is to continuously
improve business processes and practices involving trading partners
throughout the supply chain.
- Automotive Test Report
- Automotive Test Report is published ten times per year and covers all aspects of automotive testing including electronics test, mechanical test, materials test, durability test, and system test.
- Bose Corporation
- Bose Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacture, and marketing of loudspeakers, consumer and professional audio systems, automobile sound systems, noise cancellation technology for the aviation industry, and computer simulation software to analyze auditorium acoustics. Known for its industry innovations and the high quality of its products, Bose markets a wide variety of sound equipment popular among consumers and corporate clients, most notably automobile manufacturers General Motors Corporation, DaimlerChrysler AG, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Audi AG. The company maintains production facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Ireland.
- Continental Corporation
- Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 170,000 employees in 46 countries.
Cummins - Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations.
- Delphi Technologies - Delphi Technologies is a technology company whose people focus on solving emissions and fuel economy challenges for the world’s leading automotive original equipment manufacturers and provides leading aftermarket service solutions. Headquartered in London, U.K., Delphi Technologies operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 24 countries.
Denso International America - DENSO is a leading global supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components. As one of the world’s top automotive suppliers, DENSO works hand-in-hand with all major automakers worldwide in the fields of climate control, engine management, body electronics, driving control and safety, hybrid vehicle components, and information and communications. DENSO International America, Inc., (DIAM) located in Southfield, Mich. (Detroit area), is North American headquarters for Japan-based DENSO Corporation, serving customers in 35 countries and regions.
- Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) - The EIA is a national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of U.S. manufacturers. The Alliance is a partnership of electronic and high-tech associations and companies whose mission is promoting the market development and competitiveness of the U.S. high-tech industry through domestic and international policy efforts. EIA, headquartered in Arlington, Va., comprises nearly 1,300 member companies whose products and services range from the smallest electronic components to the most complex systems used by defense, space and industry, including the full range of consumer electronic products.
- Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA)
- The FSA is an industry organization established in 1994 to achieve a
more optimal balance between wafer supply and demand. Today, their mission
has expanded to be the leading voice and business enabler of the fabless
- Gentex Corporation - Gentex develops and manufactures high-quality products for the automotive, aerospace, and commercial fire protection industries that primarily utilize the skills of electronics/microelectronics, software design /programming/engineering, chemistry, glass coating/fabricating, mechanical design, and electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering. The main product areas include auto-dimming rearview mirrors with advanced electronic features, including CMOS imagers/cameras for the automotive industry, commercial fire protection products for the U.S. market, and dimmable aircraft windows.
- Harman - HARMAN is the parent company behind an array of legendary brands that includes AKG®, Harman Kardon®, JBL®, Mark Levinson®. Lexicon®, Infinity® and more. Harman is a leading global provider of premium audio and infotainment solutions, engaging customers around the home, in the car and on the go. The family of distinguished brands enjoys a legacy spanning more than 60 years of leading-edge innovation and premium quality. Customers include the top names in entertainment, automotive and venue design – linked by a common passion for high-fidelity sound and multimedia. Harman operates worldwide through a network of more than 12,000 talented employees and best-in-class channel partners, positioned to serve both the emerging and established markets.
- HELLA - HELLA is a global, independent
family-owned company with more than 28,000 employees at 70 locations in more than 30 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components
and systems for the automotive industry, and also has one of the largest trade
organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnosis and services within Europe. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are
produced in joint venture companies.
- Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC) - Accepted worldwide as the key manufacturing standards for the printed board and electronics manufacturing industries, IPC standards are associated with nearly every stage of the electronic product development cycle. From design and purchasing to assembly and packaging, IPC standards help ensure superior quality, reliability and consistency in the electronics assemblies that go into an electronic product. Annually, IPC publishes dozens of new and updated standards in areas from printed board design and intellectual property protection through box build. Today, IPC’s collection of industry standards and guidelines exceed 300 “active” standards and its resource library contains more than 1,000 standards.
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) - The IEC is the leading global organization that publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity assessment systems for electric and electronic products, systems and services, collectively known as electrotechnology. IEC publications serve as a basis for national standardization and as references when drafting international tenders and contracts. International Standards are widely adopted at the regional or national level and are applied by manufacturers, trade organizations, purchasers, consumers, testing laboratories, governments, regulators and other interested parties. The IEC develops International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.
- The International Federation of
Automotive Engineering Societies (FISITA) - FISITA is an independent
world body representing over 158,000 automotive engineers through its
membership of national automotive societies in 32 countries. FISITA's
mission is to help create efficient, affordable, safe and sustainable
automotive transportation. By providing a global forum involving
engineering together with representatives from industry, government,
academia, and standardization bodies, FISITA provides the linkage to
encourage everyone involved with automotive transportation to work toward
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO) - The ISO story began in 1946 when delegates from 25 countries met at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London and decided to create a new international organization ‘to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards’. On 23 February 1947 the new organization, ISO, officially began operations. Since then, ISO has published over 22677 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing. Today ISO has members from 164 countries and 783 technical committees and subcommittees to take care of standards development. More than 135 people work full time for ISO’s Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.
- JEDEC Solid State Technology
Association * - The semiconductor engineering standardization body of
the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). JEDEC develops standards and
guidelines through its 48 Committees/Subcommittees. About 300 member
companies representing every segment of the industry actively participate
on these committees to develop standards to meet the industry and user
needs. All these standards can be freely downloaded.
- John Deere Electronic Solutions (Phoenix International) - John Deere Electronic Solutions (Phoenix International) is a company with a strong technological focus and extensive engineering design capabilities, providing customers with innovative and rugged electronic products. We also have extensive experience in product design, product test, manufacturing, and support services. From vehicle operating systems including embedded controls for engines, transmissions, and electro-hydraulics, to complex computing platforms with touchscreen LCDs and satellite-linked telematics systems, we have the expertise and experience to cost-effectively design and manufacture virtually any type of electronic component, product, or system our customers require. This enables us to handle any and all aspects of providing solutions to industries that require quality electronics that operate in harsh or extreme environments..
- Kostal Automotive - The KOSTAL Group is an independent, family group which was founded in 1912 in the German town of Lüdenscheid. Its headquarters are still located in the town. The Group's main activities include the development and manufacture of technologically advanced electronic and electromechanical (mechatronic) products. To provide these customers with the international experience of a global company structure, while maintaining the flexibility of a medium-sized family organization, the Group has 39 locations world-wide, with a work-force of about 16,000 people, ensuring competent and flexible service on a local basis. The KOSTAL Group is divided into main Business Divisions: Automotive Electrical Systems, Industrial Electronics, Connectors, Test Technology and Solar Electric.
- Lear Corporation - The Lear Corporation is a Fortune 500 company with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 221 locations in 36 countries around the globe and employs approximately 113,000 employees.
- Magna Electronics - Magna designs, develops and manufactures automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineers and assembles complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Magna focuses on the segments driver assistance and safety, body systems and HMI, intelligent power systems for smart actuators and electric/hybrid vehicles, engine electronics and liquid level sensors, industrial products as well as lighting systems. Magna has a global presence in order to support customers on a worldwide basis, consisting of 312 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales centers in 29 countries on five continents.
Test Method Standard, Electronic and Electrical Component Parts * -
This standard establishes uniform methods for testing electronic and
electrical component parts, including basic environmental tests to
determine resistance to deleterious effects of natural elements and
conditions surrounding military operations, and physical and electrical
tests. This link provides free download of test methods and procedures.
- Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) - The "Reliability Information Analysis Center" replaced the old Reliability Analysis Center (RAC). In June 2005, the Reliability Analysis Center contract was awarded as the Reliability Information Analysis Center and transitioned to a new contractor team led by Wyle Laboratories that includes Quanterion Solutions Incorporated, the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland, the Penn Stated Applied Research Laboratory and the State University of New York Institute of Technology.
- Sirius XM - Sirius XM is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30 million subscribers. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services to major automakers, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- The SAE is made up of nearly 80,000 members in over 94 countries
worldwide who share a common interest in advancing mobility technology.
The SAE is a one-stop resource for technical information and
expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating
self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
- System Reliability Center (SRC)
- The System
Reliability Center (SRC), an Alion Science and Technology Center of
Excellence, operated the Reliability Analysis Center (RAC) for more than
35 years. SRC has now become a commercial entity, serving as a Center of Excellence and technical focal point for
information, data, analysis, training and technical assistance in the
engineering fields of Reliability, Maintainability, Supportability, and
- UL Standards - UL Standards encompass UL's extensive safety research and scientific expertise. With over a century of experience in the development of more than 1,500 Standards, UL is an accredited standards developer in the US and Canada. In extending its global public safety mission, UL Standards partners with national standards bodies in countries around the world to build a safer, more sustainable world.
- United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) - USCAR was founded in 1992. Its goal is to further strengthen the technology base of the U.S. auto industry through cooperative research and development. USCAR creates, supports and directs U.S. cooperative research and development to advance automotive technologies. USCAR is composed of a number of specialized groups that focus on specific research areas. These research teams work to accelerate technical development, provide common solutions for the automotive supply base; common specs, provide a critical mass for scaled solutions, amplify our influence among other research organizations, and accomplish what no single company can do alone. These goals are often accomplished through partnerships with various stakeholders including the federal government, educational institutions and suppliers.
- Valeo - Valeo is a world leading automotive supplier that designs and manufactures auto components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks in the original equipment market and the aftermarket. Valeo focuses on the development of innovative technologies that provide improved safety, enhanced driving comfort and greater fuel efficiency. The Group offers solutions for reducing consumption in internal combustion engines, as well as in hybrid and electric vehicles, and for lowering the weight of components. Valeo has a streamlined organization comprising four Business Groups (Powertrain Systems, Thermal Systems, Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems, and Visibility Systems) and the Valeo Service aftermarket activity
- Veoneer - Veoneer is the world’s largest pure-play company focused on Safety Electronics, Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), Collaborative and Automated Driving (AD). Veoneer designs, compiles and sells state-of-the-art software, hardware and systems for active safety, autonomous driving, occupant protection and brake control. Veoneer employs 9,200 people working as a team with cutting-edge technologies — like vision systems, radar, lidar, night vision, electronic controls, and human-machine interface.
- Visteon Corporation - Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronic, interior and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. The company has facilities in 28 countries and employs approximately 22,000 people. Visteon offers a full range of electronic technologies that deliver flexible and scalable solutions to address new business models and consumers’ fast-changing needs. By leveraging distinctive technical competencies, a broad product portfolio and global capabilities, Visteon’s hardware and software solutions deliver information and connected car features to the driver with intelligent user interfaces.
- ZF - ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation in order to allow vehicles to see, think and act. ZF has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries.
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