Directed Electronics

Mobile Electronics Roundtable
May 1, 2003

What better way to check the pulse of the mobile electronics industry than go to the people who shape it? Dealerscope gathered top executives from five mobile market leaders, and asked them to provide unique, insiders' perspectives on various aspects of the industry. To help guide the conversation, we asked Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) Mobile Division Director Chris Cook to serve as moderator. The Cast Moderator: Chris Cook, director of mobile division, CEA • Loyd Ivy, president and CEO, Mitek Corporation • Steve Witt, vice president of brand marketing and communications, Alpine Electronics of America • Jim Minarik, president and CEO, Directed Electronics •

Meet the March Issue Advertisers
March 1, 2003

Active Light As specialists in plasma displays and LCD flat panel monitors, Active Light partners with resellers, designers and system integrators to develop complete digital signage networks and compelling visual systems integrations. CONTACT: Nancy Brooks, (866) 473-5154, www.ActiveLight.com Active International Active International is the world leader in the corporate trading industry. Active provides financial solutions for its clients' underperforming receivables, bad debts and other financial assets. Through the use of trade, Active is able to pay up to the full book value for the financial assets it acquires. CONTACT: Jim Rudolph, (845) 735-1700, jrudolph@activeinternational.com, www.activeinternational.com

Meet February Advertisers
February 1, 2003

Audiobahn Inc. One of the country's leading 12-volt manufacturers, founded in 1997 by Nasser Abo Abdo. Over the past few years, Audiobahn has proven itself to be bigger and better than its competitors by showing an amazing growth rate and proving its dominance. Contact: (800) 488-8595 www.audiobahninc.com Audiovox Communications Corporation Audiovox is a market-share leader that holds the coveted spot of third-largest manufacturer of cellular handsets. The company markets analog, CDMA, CDMA/PCS, TDMA and GSM and 900 MHz digital cordless telephones. CONTACT: www.audiovox.com Beltronics Beltronics develops, manufactures and markets high-performance radar detectors for the domestic and international automotive

Meet December Advertisers
December 1, 2002

ActiveLight As specialists in plasma displays and LCD flat panel monitors, ActiveLight partners with resellers, designers and systems integrators to develop complete digital signage networks and compelling visual systems integrations. CONTACT: Nancy Brooks, (866) 473-5154 www.ActiveLight.com Alpine Electronics of America Alpine Electronics specializes in an integrated platform concept for mobile multimedia. Alpine's product line includes premium components for digital audio/video media playback, digital broadcast reception, security and satellite linked navigation. CONTACT: (800) ALPINE-1 www.alpine-usa.com AON Warranty Group AON Warranty Group provides a single source solution for retailers and manufacturers in the areas of service plan marketing

The Making of Mobile Electronics
October 1, 2002

The evolution of in-vehicle technology By Brett Solomon It may seem almost inconceivable that the mobile electronics industry is about the same age as Dealerscope, but everything in early automobiles, including the ignition systems, was controlled mechanically (ignition systems were controlled via mechanical "points and condensers"). Everyone takes for granted that you can hop into your car, click the key and it will start instantly. But mobile electronics are responsible for the evolution of the car as a reliable, safe and relatively economical mode of transportation. It is electronic technology that has harvested the caveats of the modern vehicle. And the electronic technology revolution

Meet the Advertisers
October 1, 2002

ActiveLight As specialists in plasma displays and LCD flat panel monitors, ActiveLight partners with resellers, designers and systems integrators to develop complete digital signage networks and compelling visual systems integrations. CONTACT: Nancy Brooks, (866) 473-5154 www.ActiveLight.com Alpine Electronics of America Alpine Electronics specializes in an integrated platform concept for mobile multimedia. Alpine's product line includes premium components for digital audio/video media playback, digital broadcast reception, security and satellite-linked navigation. CONTACT: (800) ALPINE-1 www.alpine-usa.com American International Group, Inc. THE GREATEST RISK IS NOT TAKING ONE. American International Group, Inc, is the leading United States-based international insurance and financial services organization.

Corner Office Government & Technology
June 1, 2002

Two industry insiders-turned-politicos on how the technology industry can better work with government Edited by Janet Pinkerton Recoton Chairman Robert L. Borchardt, mid-way through his first year as the board chairman of the Electronic Industries Association, recently spoke with Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA, 48th District), founder of Directed Electronics about improving government's relationship with the technology industry. BOB BORCHARDT: We're dealing with a lot of important issues with our industry today. Darrell, how much government is necessary? CONGRESSMAN DARRELL ISSA: In some cases, we already have too much government. But there are areas in which government has a role to play: high-speed Internet

40 Under 40
June 1, 2002

They work hard; most play hard, but all are making a difference within their companies and beyond. They're the Dealerscope 40 Under 40 -- 40 men and women already recognized for their achievements early in their careers. Dealerscope is proud to introduce this year's 40 Under 40 profiles, representing the industry's best and brightest. Compiled by the Dealerscope Staff Nasser Abo Abdo President, Audiobahn, Inc., Buena Park, Calif. Age: 35 First industry job: In retail, at Stereo Center in Santa Ana, CA, 1981 Career history: Nasser was at Stereo Center for two years and in 1984 started his own retail store, Pacific Stereo. By

People
December 1, 2000

Robert Minkhorst will end his 30-year career at Philips on December 31, when he is slated to resign as chief executive officer of Philips Consumer Electronics North America. At press time, Philips had not appointed a successor. Darrel Issa has been elected to Congress. Issa is the chairman of the Board of the Consumer Electronics Association and president and CEO of Directed Electronics. He took his seat in the House of Representatives representing the 48th congressional district in California. Issa, a Republican, won with 61 percent of the vote.…Jim Minarik is the new president and CEO of Directed Electronics, Inc. Minarik is currently the

Issa Secures An American Legacy
January 1, 2000

The American dream could have been adopted from Darrell Issa's life. Founder of Directed Electronics Inc. (DEI), Chairman of the Board of CEA's Executive Committee, President of the Washington, DC-based American Task Force for Lebanon and Chairman of the Lincoln Club of San Diego, a group working to promote the Republican party in California, Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to working class immigrant parents in 1953. After 10 years in the U.S. Army, having obtained the rank of Captain, Issa and his wife, Katharine, invested their entire life savings of $7,000 into Directed Electronics; it became incorporated in 1982. Because he personifies