Lighting alliance continues growing, expands product spectrum

August 25, 2020 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Lighting alliance continues growing, expands product spectrum
The ISELED alliance for lighting control in vehicles is registering further additions. And the recent extension of the ISELED protocol to an open fieldbus opens up the possibility of integrating matrix LED headlights, sensors and actuators into the concept in addition to LEDs. Now also the specification of the 2nd ISELED generation has been completed.

With the companies Marquardt, Preh and TactoTek the ISELED Alliance continues its growth. Thus, the technology grouping around the control bus of the same name for automotive LEDs with status August 2020 includes the following companies: Allegro MicroSystems, Brightek, Cemm Thome, designLED, Dominant Opto Technologies, Dräxlmaier, Dr. Schneider, Elmos, Everlight, feno, Grupo Antolin, Hella, Inova Semiconductors, iSYS RTS, ITSWELL, Lightworks, Lucie Labs, Magna Lighting, Marquardt, Melexis, Microchip, novem, NXP, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Preh, Prettl Group, TactoTek, Techniplas, TE Connectivity, UG Systems, the University of Pforzheim, Valeo and Xingyu.

Marquardt, a privately held company founded in 1925 and headquartered in Rietheim-Weilheim, Germany, manufactures mechatronic switching and control systems. The company's products - including operating components, vehicle access, driving authorization and battery management systems for electrically powered vehicles - are used by numerous customers in the automotive industry. The Marquardt Group has around 10,500 employees worldwide at 20 locations on four continents. In the 2019 fiscal year, sales exceeded 1.3 billion euros. Each year, Marquardt invests around 10 percent of its turnover in research and development.

As a globally positioned automotive supplier, the Preh Group currently employs around 7,000 people and generates sales of around 1.5 billion euros (2019). Preh was founded and since 2011 has been part of the Joyson Group, one of the 30 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. Its development and manufacturing competencies include in particular HMI systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles as well as e-mobility control units.

TactoTek Oy, based in Finland, focuses on the development, industrial exploitation and marketing of IMSE (Injection Molded Structural Electronic) technology, which is changing the way electronic components are designed and manufactured. IMSE parts are not only manufactured using additive processes and less plastic, but also emit fewer greenhouse gases.

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