Freescale and Continental AG - interesting. I look forward to seeing what difference the quad-core 32-bit microcontroller will make overall. Technology is advancing so quickly - it's good to see autopart companies like Freescale and Continental and indeed Continental' largest single shareholder The Schaeffler Group staying ahead of the game in difficult times. I just hope that they continue to keep a watchful eye on costing as people's pockets get smaller !!
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