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ALPINE ELECTRONICS RESEARCH OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW RESEARCH CENTER

Back August 31, 2011

New San Jose, Calif. Site Will Focus on Emerging In-Vehicle Technologies

TORRANCE, Calif., August 31, 2011 – Alpine Electronics Research of America, Inc. has announced plans to open a new research center. The research center, which will be based in the San Jose, Calif. area, will focus on expanding opportunities for the in-vehicle cloud business and smartphone link services.

Alpine Electronics Research of America, an affiliate of automotive electronics manufacturer Alpine Electronics, Inc., is based in Torrance, Calif. The Torrance location focuses on automotive electronics research and development. The new center will serve as a branch office for the company and is scheduled to open in October of this year.

“Our new San Jose research center will play a key role in growing our in-vehicle cloud business and smartphone linking services, so being located in such an innovative region is an asset,” said Hidenori Hidaka, President, Alpine Electronics Research of America. “This office will allow us to work even more closely with our development partners to create new solutions that can be applied to our OEM and aftermarket products.”

Alpine’s parent company, Alps Electric Co. Ltd., already has an office in this location, so the new Alpine Electronics Research center will be situated within the same building. This will allow Alpine and Alps to improve their synergy and share overall resources for future growth. The Alpine Electronics Research center will be located at 910 E. Hamilton Avenue, Suite 500, Campbell, CA 95008.

About Alpine Electronics
Alpine Electronics is an automotive electronics manufacturer that provides consumers and leading auto makers with audio, video, navigation and driver assistance products. The company specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies.

Alpine’s R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Europe and North America ensure that all products address the real world requirements of drivers in each market. The company is committed to developing safe, comfortable and eco-friendly automotive electronics products.

For more information about Alpine Electronics, visit www.alpine.com. For more information about Alpine’s aftermarket products, visit www.alpine-usa.com.

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