Expanded Silicon Valley Office to Drive In-Vehicle Connectivity Product and Solution Development and Enhance Clarion’s Support for Its Automotive OEM
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and CYPRESS, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer, commercial and marine mobile electronics, announced today that it is expanding its Silicon Valley presence and is moving to a new larger facility, complete with an indoor automotive electronics installation and testing bay. Clarion’s Silicon Valley operations is focused on supporting the company’s in-vehicle information services and solutions business, as well as advanced hardware and software development programs for automotive and marine applications. Given the increasing influence of Apple and Google in the automotive space, as well as the growing presence of automotive manufacturers in the region, Clarion’s new office will also allow the company’s engineering and product development teams to work closer with Clarion’s strategic partners and customers in the Silicon Valley area.
“Since we began operations in Silicon Valley three years ago, Clarion has advanced forward as a key solution provider to not just automotive OEMs searching to harness more from their connected infotainment and safety systems but also to service providers looking for opportunities to monetize in-vehicle monitoring and cloud-based technologies,” said Paul S. Lachner, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “We have seen remarkable benefits associated with our presence in the Silicon Valley area, and with our new larger facility, we will be able to house more engineers and developers, which will in turn help Clarion advance its development capabilities as well as design new innovative products and solutions quicker.”
Located in Sunnyvale, California, Clarion’s new larger Silicon Valley office is minutes away from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino as well as Google’s offices in Mountain View. The facility is designed to accommodate engineers from Clarion’s advanced engineering group, as well as product and marketing experts from the company’s Solutions and Content Planning group. Clarion expects the new Silicon Valley office to further bolster and influence the company’s product development efforts, facilitate a more collaborative working relationship with partners in the area, foster creativity, and drive further success in today’s connectivity-driven OEM and aftermarket automotive infotainment system markets.
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Clarion Corporation of America is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Co. Ltd, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006. Clarion has been an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. The company is engaged in the research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of mobile entertainment, navigation, infotainment, communication, safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments. Clarion has been the recipient of numerous excellence awards for design, innovation, support, manufacturing and product reliability from independent organizations. The company has marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the web at www.clarion.com.
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