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Brian@BDH
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Brian@BDH   7/2/2012 4:11:39 AM
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Here are the statistics I found from 2009 (see "Ref" link below). I couldn't find anything newer. However, from my experience, the estimates seems in-line with current vehicles (not including EVs, Hybrids, etc. - they would have more.) - Most automakers say that today's average car uses between 35 and 45 microcontrollers. - Luxury automakers employ 40 to 50. - BMW's 7 Series is said to have topped out at 70. Ref: http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=228519

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David Ashton   7/2/2012 12:13:00 AM
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Well if you're using a desktop PC you'd have the main processor, a graphics processor, one in the display, one in the keyboard and like as not one in the mouse as well. There'd be one in your desk phone too. That's 6 without even getting out of your chair. "Japanese company called Kyrocera" - this should be Kyocera (no R). They used to make nice cellphones, but you don't see much of them these days. I had one once, but the speech recognition didn't like Zimbabwean accents.....

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