Gentherm Inc formerly known as Amerigon Inc, was incorporated in 1991 under the laws of the State of Michigan. The Company is engaged in the design, development, and manufacturing of thermal management technologies. It operates as a Tier II supplier to the auto industry. Its products can be found on the vehicles of nearly all automotive manufacturers, spanning all automotive markets. It operates in locations aligned with its customers' product strategies in order to provide locally enhanced design, integration and production capabilities and to identify future climatic comfort product opportunities in both automotive and other markets. The Company has three reportable segments which include Climate Controlled Seats, Advanced Technology and W.E.T. The CCS segment includes products with variable temperature seat climate control systems designed to provide individualized thermal comfort to automobile passengers. It also includes its automotive heated and cooled cup holder and heated and cooled mattress product. CCS products are sold to automobile and light truck original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") or their tier one suppliers. CCS products are currently offered as an optional or standard feature on automobiles produced by Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Fiat Group, Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Corporation, Tata Motors Limited and Hyundai Motor Company. Advanced Technology is engaged in advanced research and development to improve the efficiency of thermo-electric devices and to develop, market, and distribute products based on these new technologies. W.E.T. is a manufacturer of automotive seat comfort systems, specialized automotive cable systems and other non-automotive product solutions. The automotive seat comfort category includes automotive seat heaters, climate comfort systems (similar to products reported within the CCS segment), steering wheel heater systems and integrated electronic components, such as blowers and electronic control units. The specialized automotive cable systems category includes ready-made wire harnesses and related wiring products. W.E.T.'s customers include light vehicle OEMs, commercial vehicle OEMs, and Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive OEMs, including automotive seat manufacturers. Customers of W.E.T.'s other products extend beyond the automotive industry to include companies in the telecommunication, information technology and medical equipment industries. The Company is a second-tier supplier of automobile and truck manufacturers for its seat comfort, interior comfort and electronics products. It also directly supplies CCS components to aftermarket seat distributors and installers and its heated and cooled mattress system to mattress manufacturers. Its marketing efforts are focused primarily on manufacturers and their first-tier suppliers. It has several competitors in the heated seat business and certain vehicle manufacturers. It also faces competition directly from automobile manufacturers or other major suppliers, of which have the capability to manufacture competing products. It holds 432 issued patents, of which 177 were U.S. patents and 255 were non-U.S. patents.