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Robert Acker, a longtime 12 volt industry executive who spent time at XM, RealNetworks, Aha Mobile and Harman International, passed away this week at the age of 49. A San Jose Mercury News report said a man found unresponsive near a jogging trail in Redwood City, Calif. was identified Thursday as Acker.
Sirius XM Satellite Radio said Tuesday that it has named Jim Meyer its new CEO, replacing Mel Karmazin.
Tickets are available now for Women in CE's fourth annual Legacy Awards and networking reception at January's International CES. The event is scheduled for the evening of Jan. 8 at the Paris Hotel.
Robert Acker is GM of Aha Radio, a business unit of HARMAN International, the leading global infotainment group. For 15 years, Acker has been a pioneering entrepreneur in the connected car and infotainment space at companies including Dash Navigation, XM Satellite Radio and Rhapsody.
The American driver spends countless hours every day sitting in front of his car radio, a device that first appeared in the 1930s. While car infotainment systems, as they are called today, now have features like navigation and multichannel audio, the entertainment content hasn't fundamentally changed in these past 80 years.
CWR Electronics announced this week that it has reached an exclusive deal to distribute the Garmin GPSMAP 540s chartplotter, a marine electronics product.