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Globe Newswire  Jun 13  Comment 
ADVISORY, June 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: Amerigon Incorporated, doing business as Gentherm (Nasdaq:THRM), a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature
StreetInsider.com  Jun 7  Comment 
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Benzinga  Jun 6  Comment 
Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARGN] announced today that, effective June 13, 2012, its trading symbol will be changed from ARGN to THRM. The Company's CUSIP number remains unchanged. In addition, the Company announced its intention to formally...
StreetInsider.com  May 4  Comment 
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Marketwire  Apr 26  Comment 
HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- This morning, www.MarketFoundations.com announced new reports highlighting Amerigon Inc (NASDAQ: ARGN) and Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH). Free research downloads are available at
StreetInsider.com  Mar 28  Comment 
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Benzinga  Mar 23  Comment 
Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARGN) today announced the completion of its previously announced public offering of 4,600,000 shares of its common stock. Amerigon also completed the sale of 690,000 additional shares of its common stock pursuant to...
Benzinga  Mar 20  Comment 
Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARGN) today announced the pricing of its previously-announced underwritten public offering of newly issued shares of common stock, no par value. The offering to the public of 4,600,000 shares at a price of $15.25...
Benzinga  Mar 19  Comment 
Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARGN) today announced that it plans to offer shares of its common stock, no par value, in an underwritten public offering. The offering is being made pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 that was...
Benzinga  Mar 12  Comment 
Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARGN) announced Monday that its proprietary Climate Control Seat system has been selected for the 2013 Ford Flex, a full-size crossover vehicle. The heated and cooled seat system is included in the luxury seating...




 
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Amerigon (ARGN) is a leading provider of a new fan-based thermoelectronic system for heating seats in automobiles. It has been growing primarily through General Motors (GM), but its technology is being rapidly taken up by other manufactures. Their heated/cooled seats are getting design wins and better placement in the packages of upgrades.

The traditional thermoelectronic system works to convert electricity into heat, the air is heated and subsequently heats the seat and the area around it. It is what's know as a passive process. This is in stark contrast to conventional seat heaters where a cooler gets hot and anything touching it will heat up as well. This is an active method.

In reverse, Amerigon can take heat and convert it into electricity. The major funding from the Department of Energy involves capturing heat from the autocatalytic converter in the exhaust system and converting that heat into electricity to run the car. This has profound implications for the amount of energy a typical car will use.

The technology is being experimented with in personal space heaters. It works faster and allows better temperature controls than conventional methods and is far less likely to result in heat damage or a fire.

Recent Developments

Herman Miller (MLHR) will be utilizing the technology to make space heaters. The thermoelectronic processes can turn electricity into heat and passively heat a space. The initial trials were 'only' twice as good as classic heaters, but with new components they are touted as being up to four times as efficient.

Ford's luxury marquees LandRover and Jaguar have incorporated the seat system in its new models.

Nissan Motor (NSANY) was getting 84% uptake on the $700 extra on the cars where it was offered. So it is actually cheaper for Nissan to offer it as a standard feature, which they have since done.

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