Business Segments (sub-groups)
The operative business of the Group takes place in business segments (sub-groups) formed branch-bybranch. The external reporting of the Group is also based on these business segments which are the Automotive Business Segment and the Wireless Business Segment. The Presidents of the parent companies of the sub-groups report the segment business to the Board of Directors of each sub-group's parent company ("Segment Board"). Segment Boards comprise the Company's CEO as the Chairman, one or more Board members of the Company and possibly also one or more external expert members. Operative business decisions are made in each business segment.
Automotive Business Segment
In the Automotive Business Segment EB offers software products and R&D services for carmakers, car electronics suppliers and other suppliers to the automotive industry. The offering includes in-car infotainment solutions, such as navigation and human machine interfaces (HMI), as well as software for electronic control units (ECU) and driver assistance. By combining its software products and R&D services, EB is creating unique, customized solutions for the automotive industry. EB's software products are: EB street director navigation software, EB GUIDE HMI development and speech dialogue platform, EB tresos product line of software components used in ECUs and tools for their configuration, and EB Assist ADTF, an extensive software development kit for driver assistance solutions. These software products generate license fees, often combined with supply of R&D services for customized solutions.
EB and AUDI's subsidiary, Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), have the joint venture, e.solutions GmbH, that is currently developing infotainment software and provides systems engineering and systems integration services for Volkswagen Group car models. EB owns 51% of e.solutions GmbH and AEV 49%. EB also delivers products and R&D services to the joint venture.
The members of the Board of Directors of the parent company of the Automotive Business Segment sub-group, Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, are Jukka Harju (Chairman of the Board), Gerhard Jakobs, Seppo Laine and Jorma Halonen. The Managing Directors of Elektrobit Automotive GmbH are Alexander Kocher (business and overall responsibility) and Georg Zink (finance and administration).
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Member of the
Board of Elektrobit
Managing Director of
Wireless Business Segment
In the Wireless Business Segment EB offers products and product platforms for defense and public safety markets as well as for the industrial use, and product development services and customized solutions for wireless communications markets and for other companies needing wireless connectivity for their devices targeted for consumers or professional use. EB's products in the Wireless Business Segment are the EB Tactical Wireless IP Network for tactical communications, EB Tough Voip for tactical IP-based communication and EB Wideband COMINT Sensor for signals intelligence. The product platforms are the Android-based EB Specialized Device Platform and EB LTE Connectivity Module for specialized markets. For the latest wireless technologies and applications EB offers a broad range of R&D services such as consulting, integration, software and hardware development. The members of the Board of Directors of the parent company of the Wireless sub-group, Elektrobit Technologies Ltd., are Jukka Harju (Chairman of the Board), Matti Lainema, Staffan Simberg and Erkki Veikkolainen. The President of Elektrobit Technologies Ltd. is Hannu Huttunen.
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