Delphi Sensors Touch, Taste, Smell, and See To Create and Enhance Electronics

Delphi Sensors on Display at 2002 Spring Sensors Expo

May 16, 2002, 01:00 ET from Delphi

    SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of us learn the five basic
 senses at an early age -- touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing.  Our ability
 to sense enhances every aspect of life -- from simple things such as enjoying
 a good meal to something as significant as alerting us to potential danger.
 These five senses also are the features of electronic sensors and actuators
 designed and developed by Delphi (NYSE:   DPH).
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     Delphi brings not only a new name, but new sensors and actuators to the
 2002 Spring Sensors Expo, May 21-23, at the San Jose Convention Center, in San
 Jose, Calf.  Known worldwide for automotive technology, Delphi is aggressively
 pursuing new applications and new markets with its line of sensor technology.
     Delphi Display
     Delphi sensing technology is on display in booth #513 and ranges from
 pressure sensors designed to monitor everything from the build up of fuel
 vapor to the weight of a passenger, to accelerometers that can measure g-
 forces, to temperature and humidity sensors to help keep a windshield or
 perhaps an office building window clear.
     Product Highlights on Display:  INTELLEK(R) Sensors
     Delphi's INTELLEK, known as smart sensors, combine basic sensing functions
 with the intelligence to provide innovative solutions.  For example, the
 INTELLEK Integrated Dew Point and Glass Temperature (IDGT) sensor measures
 surface temperature, air temperature and humidity.  These key dew point inputs
 are used by an automatic climate control system to predict and prevent window
     The INTELLEK air quality sensor has a "sense of smell" that contributes to
 a more comfortable environment because of higher quality air.  In a typical
 vehicle application, the air quality sensor "sniffs" the outside air as it
 enters through the cabin air intake and detects poor-quality air.  An
 automatic climate control system can close the air intake vent and initiate
 the re-circulation function until the vehicle drives out of the area.
     New to Delphi's INTELLEK product line is the Low-g Accelerometer that can
 measure linear changes in acceleration even at very low g-forces.  The Low-g
 Accelerometer was designed to deliver a high level of accuracy at a low cost,
 making it applicable to several products including vehicles, virtual reality
 electronics, consumer electronics and appliances, industrial controls and
     Delphi has even developed a sensor under the INTELLEK brand name that
 integrates two sensing abilities into one unit.  The integrated manifold air
 temperature/manifold absolute pressure (MAT/MAP) uses "touch" to  monitor both
 the air temperature and absolute pressure.  The combination helps reduce costs
 while improving design, packaging and flexibility for customers.
     Product Highlights on Display: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
     Delphi is a leader among an elite group of less than 100 companies in the
 world currently manufacturing products with MEMS capabilities.  MEMS sensors
 include a chip on which both electronic and mechanical functions are
     Delphi is showcasing several of its MEMS sensors at this spring show for
 both automotive and non-automotive applications including the all-silicon
 manifold absolute pressure sensor, fuel vapor sensor, turbo pressure sensor,
 brake boost, combined MAT/MAP, exhaust gas re-circulation (EGR), diagnostic,
 and passive occupant detection airbag sensors this year.
     For more than 20 years, Delphi has been using the MEMS fabrication process
 to produce silicon sensors for use in the automotive, aerospace, computer,
 home appliance and consumer electronics industries.
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