Harman International Industries, Inc.
-The Company is a manufacturer of connected products and solutions for a variety of markets. For the automotive market, the Company develops and manufactures audio systems, infotainment systems, digital cockpits, and connected vehicle solutions.
-The Company is organized into four divisions: Connected Car, Lifestyle Audio, Professional Solutions and Connected Services. Of the four divisions, the Connected Car, Lifestyle Audio, and Connected Services divisions are involved with the automotive industry.
- Connected Car: Designs, manufactures, and markets connected car systems to provide navigation, infotainment, telematics, advanced displays, enhanced user experience, autonomous and assisted driving, connected safety and services, and over-the-air update capabilities.
- Lifestyle Audio: Manufactures automotive audio systems under various brand names to enhance the automotive audio experience.
- Connected Services: Develops software solutions and connected products which integrate design, mobility, cloud and analytics for companies.
-More than 25 million vehicles on the road feature the Company’s audio systems and connected technologies, comprising approximately 35% of the world’s vehicles. In 2020, the Company had a 27.5% market share in digital cockpits and net sales of KRW 9,183.7 billion.
|Connected Car||Lifestyle Audio|
-As of March 13, 2017, the Company was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange due to its acquisition by Samsung Electronics. The Company is a fully owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
-GPS navigation systems
-Audio and video entertainment systems
-Multi-seat entertainment systems
-Embedded infotainment solutions
- Augmented navigation display
- 3D navigation display
- Over-the-air mapping and software updates
- Sensor fusion systems
- Smartphone connectivity (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink)
- Traffic information
- Bluetooth compatibility
- Voice-activated telephone, texting and climate control
- Digital media compatibility
- Wireless Internet access
- Hard disk recording
- MP3 playback
- eCall emergency services
- Roadside assistance services
- Stolen vehicle tracking
- Vehicle diagnostics
- Connected navigation
- Connected infotainment
-Situational Human Machine Interface display system
-Intelligent digital cockpit
-Scalable digital cockpit solutions
-Augmented Reality platforms
-QuantumLogic Surround (QLS) 3D surround sound system
-Individual Sound Zones (ISZ) which create personalized audio experience with minimal external interference
-Clari-Fi system which reconstructs audio details lost in compression
-HALOsonic noise management solutions
-Automotive cloud platform
-Service delivery platform
-Aha Radio services
-End-to-end in-vehicle infotainment solutions
-Android Auto integration packages
-Ethernet AVB software
-OTA management systems
-Ignite end-to-end cloud platform
-V2X communication systems
-Device Virtualization for connected vehicles
-Software vulnerability management systems
-Harman Shield cybersecurity systems
-Integrated 5G-ready Telematics Control Units
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
-Rear-view camera applications
-Wide-view camera applications
-Surround-view camera applications
-Backup camera systems
-Collision warning systems
-Lane departure warning systems
-Driver monitoring systems
-Occupant monitoring systems
-External rear and side-view e-mirrors
-Augmented Surround View system
-Pre-integrated ADAS systems
|1945||The Becker Company was started by Max Egon Becker in Pforzheim, Germany.|
|1948||The first Becker car radio was launched.|
|2004||Acquired QNX Software Systems. QNX is a provider of real time operating system software, development tools, and services for embedded design systems.|
|Feb. 2011||Acquired 3dB Research Ltd, a Canada-based developer of music and signal processing technology.|
|July 2011||Acquired MWM Acoustics, LLC, a provider of microphones and embedded acoustic solutions.|
|Aug. 2012||Acquired India-based Interchain Solution.
|Apr. 2013||Acquired iOnRoad Technologies, development company of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
|Feb. 2015||Acquired S1nn GmbH & Co. KG, a developer of infotainment systems, connectivity and car audio solutions, for approximately USD 55.4 million.|
|Feb. 2015||Acquired Israeli-based Red Bend Software, a provider of software management technology for connected devices, and over-the-air (OTA) software and firmware upgrading services for approximately USD 170 million.|
|Jun. 2015||Acquired car audio business from Bang & Olufsen A/S for approximately USD 165.7 million.|
|Mar. 2016||Acquired TowerSec, a global provider of automotive cybersecurity, specializing in onboard network protection for connected vehicles.|
|Mar. 2017||Samsung completed acquisition of the Company, purchasing shares at USD 112 per share.|