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    Will China drive global alignment in EV battery swap standards?
    China, the largest electric car market in the world, is expected to drive global benchmarks in electric vehicle battery swapping practices, as well as the emerging battery-as-a-service, or BaaS, industry. Neither the EV battery swap model is new nor it was invented in China. However, it is the only ...
    How driving assistance and automation are impacting the steer-by-wire systems market
    The current steering systems market is primarily controlled by low-end, column-motor systems in the entry and lower-midclass vehicle segments and high-end, rack-motor systems in the upper-midclass and premium-class vehicle segments. However, steer-by-wire (SBW) steering systems will dominate the fut...
    Cepton, Koito expand collaboration to accelerate ADAS solutions
    Lidar solutions company Cepton has announced that it expanded its partnership with lighting tier-1 supplier Koito to include certain upcoming Cepton lidar products and got-to-market initiatives, it said in a press release on 27 June.   Jun Pei, cofounder and CEO, Cepton, said, “In the past...
    AI chipmaker Hailo, Renesas partner to enable safe and efficient ADAS ECUs
    Artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker Hailo has announced that the company partnered with Renesas to provide a robust and energy efficient processing solution enabling automated driving (AD) systems and advanced driver assistance (ADAS) features in vehicles, it said in a press release on 27 June. ...
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 27 June 2022
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    Fraunhofer IPMS develops CANBUS IP core to enhance security in electronic vehicle systems
    The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems has announced that it has developed CANsec IP core that further secure vehicle systems, it said in a press release on 21 June. According to press release, Renesas Electronics Corporation is already evaluating the IP core in a demonstration.  ...
    Auto industry CEOs urge Congress to pass semiconductor funding in the US
    According to a report published by Alliance for Automotive Innovation on 22 June 2022, over 20 CEOs representing automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and innovators have urged for faster passage of a bipartisan bill, the CHIPS for America Act, that includes funding to increase domestic capacity...
    Stellantis suspends production in France due to components shortages
    According to a report published by Reuters on 24 June 2022, two of the Stellantis plants have halted production in France due to shortages in components from German supplier Continental. The report cites, one of the sources claimed that Continental was unable to supply its networked entertainment...
    Li Auto L9’s compute platform uses two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin SoCs
    Li Auto’s L9 will be feature a software-defined compute platform built on two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin systems-on-chip (SoCs), a company blogpost dated 23 June. The L9’s compute platform can perform 500 trillion operations per second (TOPS) and run various deep neural networks simultaneously and in rea...
    GlobalFoundries moves semiconductor tools into new fabrication plant in Singapore
    GlobalFoundries, a semiconductor manufacturer has announced that its first tool has been moved into the company’s new facility on its Singapore campus, according to a press release on 23 June 2022. With the Singapore Economic Development Board and co-investments from customers, the company was abl...
    Hyundai Mobis introduces 'Smart Cabin' controller to analyze vital signs of occupants
    Hyundai Mobis has announced that it has develop an integrated controller that analyzes the driver's vital signs, such as posture, heart rate, and brainwaves, according to a press release on 23 June 2022. The Smart Cabin Controller comprises four sensors for detecting the vital signs of passe...
    24-Jun-2022 News New Products
    IQE to supply Lumentum with epiwafers to support multiple automotive applications
    IQE, a supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Lumentum for the supply of epiwafers supporting 3D Sensing, lidar for automotive, and optical networking applications, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. Americo Lemos,...
    NHTSA proposes event data recorders to collect 20 seconds of pre-crash data
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a proposal to require automakers to collect more crash data from event data recorders (EDRs), also known as black boxes, according to a report published by Reuters on 23 June 2023. The safety agency has suggested that black ...
    Ambarella to supply Inceptio Technology with ‘Edge AI’ SoCs to support ADAS functions
    Inceptio Technology and Ambarella, an edge artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor company, have announced that Inceptio selected Ambarella's CV2FS and CV2AQ edge AI systems-on-chip (SoCs), for CVflow SoCs, for its automotive-grade central computing platform, according to a press release by ...
    Hesai to lead ISO automotive lidar working group for research work on automotive lidar tests
    Mainland China–based lidar technology startup Hesai has said that it is going to act as the group leader in the ISO Working Group (ISO/TC22/SC32/AHG1) for research work on automotive lidar tests, and Valeo acts as the deputy group leader, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. All parties w...
    Pony.ai plans to mass produce automated driving domain controllers built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin
    Pony.ai, an autonomous driving technology company, has said that its DRIVE Orin–based Autonomous Driving Controller (ADC), which is powered by NVIDIA's DRIVE Hyperion compute architecture, has been sampled to clients, according to a press release on 22 June 2022. It plans to mass produce in the be...
    Volkswagen plans to remove select ADAS features from new cars due to chip shortage in Australia
    According to a report published by CarExpert on 21 June 2022, Volkswagen Australia has planned to remove blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert safety features from a range of Volkswagen (VW) models owing to global semiconductor chip shortages. They will also be given the option to ...
    Arbe to supply radar perception chipset to ADAS company HiRain
    Arbe Robotics has announced that it has supplied its perception radar chipset to ADAS company HiRain Technologies to develop imaging radar system, according to a press release by PR Newswire on 22 June. Kobi Marenko, CEO of Arbe, said, "China has the largest vehicle market in the world and is lea...
    Micron receives ISO 26262 ASIL-D functional safety certification
    Memory solutions company Micron has announced that the company has received International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 26262 Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D certification of memory for its low-power double data rate 5 (LPDDR5) DRAM, it said in a press release on 20 June. The solu...
    Amphenol enhances ePower-Lite connector series with a secondary locking design for EVs
    Interconnect systems company Amphenol Industrial Operations has introduced 2-pole mini ePower-Lite connector to enhance its existing ePower-Lite lineup with a 30 A rated secondary locking design for electric vehicles (EV), according to a press release by PR Newswire on 22 June. Significance: The ...
    CEVA extends RivieraWaves ultra-wideband IP to support car connectivity consortium’s digital key 3.0 standard
    CEVA has announced that its RivieraWaves ultra-wideband (UWB) IP is extended with the RW-UWB-CCC MAC software package to support the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Digital Key 3.0 specification, it said in a press release on 22 June. Tal Shalev, VP and general manager of the Wireless IoT BU at...
    Metassurface photonic chip startup Shanhe Photonics concludes Pre-A funding
    Shanhe Photonics, a metasurface photonic chips developer has announced that it has closed a Pre-A round of financing for tens of millions of yuan, according to a report published by Pandaily on 13 June 2022. Matrix Partners and Shunyu Industrial Fund led the deal, followed by Casstar. The new money ...
    NVIDIA files patent to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency vehicles
    NVIDIA has filed a patent for a new technology to help autonomous vehicles detect emergency services vehicles, according to a report published by WTWH Media on 21 June 2022. The patent outlines a method that uses microphones mounted on an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle to record the sounds...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    TouchNetix unveils force-sensing chips for touchscreen surfaces
    TouchNetix has unveiled pure force-sensing chip AX54A for use in smart touch surfaces, touch button clusters and other solutions that require touch integrations, according to a press release published by the company on 14 June. The TouchNetix patented Force-Sensing technology enables seamless int...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Green Hills Software expands automotive zonal and domain controller RTOS
    Green Hills Software announced important updates to its µ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS), it said in a press release on 21 June. The new capabilities include top level execution speed and minimal boot time, tiny memory footprint, simple native API, and open architecture supports domain-...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Green Hills Software develops software solutions for NXP automotive processors
    Green Hills Software has announced plans to support the new S32Z and S32E real-time processor families from NXP Semiconductors, according to a company press release on 21 June. The combined hardware-software solution will enable OEMs and tier-1s reduce time and cost of developing and deploying new c...
    22-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ROHM develops new PMICs for camera modules in cars
    ROHM has made available PMICs for automotive camera modules used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), the company said in a press release on 21 June. The BD868C0MUF-C and BD868D0MUF-C can be used in rear view/perimeter cameras, drive recorders, and driver monitoring systems. Significance...
    21-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Autoliv adapts to new business conditions, confirms 2022 financial targets
    According to a press release on 20 June 2022, Autoliv, a supplier of automotive safety systems, has said that it is adapting to new business conditions and is beginning to see results from its price increase negotiations with customers to offset inflationary pressures. According to the component ...
    Cipia to supply driver monitoring solution to Chinese automaker Chery for the EU market
    Cipia, a supplier of artificial intelligenc (AI) computer vision in-cabin automotive solutions has announced that it has won a design contract for an electric vehicle (EV) with carmaker Chery to supply driver monitoring system (DMS) solutions, according to press release by Cipia published on 20 June...
    Japan plans to allocate USD3.6 billion subsidy for TSMC
    The central government of Japan has planned to allocate up to JPY476 billion (USD3.6 billion) for a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. subsidiary to use in funding the ongoing construction of a plant in southwestern Japan, according to a report published by THE JAPAN TIMES, on 18 June 2022. T...
    Lidar technology startup Vueron Technology secures permit for lidar-only AV testing in the US
    Lidar autonomous vehicle technology startup Vueron Technology has obtained an autonomous vehicle permit that uses only one lidar sensor in California, according to a press release on 17 June 2022. Vueron was granted lidar-only autonomous vehicle testing licenses by the California Department of Motor...
    TSMC introduces N2 process technology, FINFLEX at 2022 North American Technology Symposium
    TSMC has introduced the N2 process powered by nanosheet transistors, as well as the FINFLEX technology for the N3 and N3E processes at the Company's 2022 North America Technology Symposium, according to a press release on 16 June 2022. The major technologies showcased during the Symposium are: ...
    Melexis expands 3D magnetic position sensing solutions for automotive applications
    Melexis has introduced MLX9042x series expanding its portfolio of 3D magnetic position sensing solutions for cost effective high performance automotive applications, according to a press release by the company on 16 June. Customers working on applications such as powertrain actuators, transmissio...
    20-Jun-2022 News New Products
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 20 June 2022
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    Silan Microelectronics increases investment in automotive power ICs
    Silan Microelectronics has announced that the company is further increasing its investment in the automotive power semiconductor business, DigiTimes reported on 17 June. According to the report, the company recently announced that it will invest a total of CNY3 billion (USD447.22 million) in sett...
    17-Jun-2022 News Investments
    BYD invests in semiconductor technology company TYSiC
    China-based BYD has invested in TYSiC, a developer and manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers, made registration changes with the China’s industrial and commercial administration, according to report published by Pandaily on 16 June 2022. The company's registered capital grew by 2....
    17-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Cybersecurity expert Trend Micro introduces ‘VicOne’ dedicated security for EVs, connected cars
    Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cybersecurity expert has announced VicOne, dedicated security for the electric vehicles and connected cars, according to a press release on 14 June 2022. "At Trend Micro, we are driven by the desire to secure the connected world. As we focus on this mission, it ...
    17-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Lidar technology startup Cepton expands footprint in the US
    Cepton, a lidar solutions provider has announced the opening of its new corporate office in Metro Detroit (Troy, Michigan), according to a press release on 16 June 2022. The location will serve as Cepton’s automotive hub as the company continues to expand its active engagements and initiatives wit...
    Samsung supplies Tesla with camera to enable self-driving system
    US-based EV giant Tesla has secured a deal worth USD4 billion with electronic components unit of Samsung to supply cameras for the carmaker's self-driving systems, according to a report published by the Korea Economic Daily on 8 June 2022. Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) software will use images fro...
    Toyota Motor suspends production lines in Japan on semiconductor shortages
    Toyota Motor Corp has planned an additional domestic factory line production suspension in June and July owing to semiconductor shortages and a COVID-19 outbreak at one of its suppliers, according to a report published by Reuters on 16 July 2022. Toyota Motor Corp has changed its June produc...
    Vishay develops new film capacitors for automotive HVAC systems
    Vishay has unveiled a new low profile, AEC-Q200 qualified DC-Link metallized polypropylene film capacitor, it said in a press release on 8 June. The device is optimal for applications such HVAC systems, on-board and inductive battery charging systems, air conditioning compressors, and motor drives f...
    16-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Japanese automakers aim to help part suppliers as materials prices surge
    According to a report published by Reuters on 15 June 2022, Japanese automakers are incurring a greater portion of the rising cost of raw materials or providing additional assistance to hard-hit component manufacturers. Even at the expense of their own profit margins, automakers are seeking to st...
    Toshiba partners with Farnell to strengthen customer supply chain network
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has announced Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH, its European sales and marketing subsidiary, extended its partnership with Farnell, a global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions who trade as Farnell in Europe, Newark in Nort...
    Velodyne Lidar files patent infringement complaint against Ouster in US
    Velodyne Lidar has filed a patent infringement complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) against Ouster seeking ITC to open an inquiry under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, according to an official press release by Velodyne on 15 June 2022. Velodyne has f...
    Inventronics to acquire ams OSRAM’s Digital Systems business in Europe, Asia
    Hangzhou-based Inventronics has announced via press release on 15 June that it concluded an agreement to acquire ams OSRAM’s Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia.   Dr. Gernot Steinlesberger, Head of OSRAM Digital Systems Europe and Asia, said, “We look forward to joining the Inve...
    Pricol appoints Priyadarsi Bastia as CFO
    Pricol has announced the appointment of Priyadarsi Bastia as chief financial officer, Autocar Professional reported on 15 June. Significance: Priyadarsi Bastia carries 22 years of corporate experience in finance, accounting, taxation, treasury, product costing, budgeting, pricing, process control...
    US, other countries establish minerals security partnership to secure critical materials
    The United States of America and its key partner countries have established the ‘minerals security partnership’ (MSP) with an aim of securing the supply of critical minerals and materials, the US Department of State said in a media note on 14 June 2022. The ambitious new initiative to bolster...
    Huawei to supply auto components to Chery, JAC Motors, and Arcfox
    Huawei has finalized business cooperation with automakers including Chery, JAC Motors and Arcfox, PanDaily reported on 14 June, citing an article by 36Kr. Huawei is said to help develop at least two car models with Chery and at least one model with JAC Motors. The company will develop a model based ...
    Flex to build new electronic components manufacturing facility in Mexico
    Flex has announced that the company is building its new automotive manufacturing plant in Jalisco, Mexico, according to a press release published by the supplier on 14 June. Flex said the new 145,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will serve as a strategic in-region automotive manufacturin...
    15-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Integrated Silicon Solution introduces LED driver IC for in-vehicle lighting applications
    Integrated Silicon Solution has introduced the IS32LT3175 LED driver integrated circuit (IC) for automotive in-cabin lighting, LED Inside reported on 6 June. It integrates a single channel LED driver with a programmable 150mA current source, push-button control, courtesy signal input, and integ...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Haomo.AI announces ‘HPilot’ autonomous driving system surpasses 10 million km
    Haomo.AI, a self-driving company has announced that its total assisted driving distance has surpassed 10 million km, according to a report published by Pandaily on 14 June 2022. A single assisted driving journey has also reached a maximum distance of 393.4 kilometers. Gu Weihao, CEO of Haomo, sai...
    HUBER+SUHNER introduces new long-range 3D antenna for ADAS applications
    The HUBER+SUHNER has unveiled a new long-range 3D waveguide metallized plastic radar antenna for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), offering ultra-low losses for the most accurate object detection, according to a press release on 14 June 2022. ADAS employs advanced technology to help driv...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    MooVita introduces new ‘MooBox’ technology ADAS solutions
    MooVita, a supplier of autonomous driving solutions has released the latest version of its patented MooBox technology, which includes advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solutions, according to a news published by PRNewswire on 14 June 2022. The "Hailo-8TM edge-AI Processor," designed by artif...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Tesla adopts camera vision only technology for autopilot in Australia
    Tesla has announced that it will eliminate the radar technology from future models in Australia, instead will Tesla models will be relying on cameras to power their autonomous driving systems, according to a report published by Drive on 14 June 2022. Tesla Vision is a set of eight cameras that su...
    Valeo supplies Stellantis with SCALA 3 lidar to support Level 3 autonomous driving
    According to Valeo’s press release on 14 June 2022, Stellantis has selected Valeo's third-generation lidar to equip many vehicles across its various automobile brands beginning in 2024. These cars will be qualified for Level 3 automation featuring Valeo SCALA 3 lidar, allowing drivers to safely ta...
    Vishay Intertechnology introduces 24V XClampR transient voltage suppressors for automotive applications
    Vishay Intertechnology has introduced three new series of 24V surface-mount XClampR transient voltage suppressors (TVS), according to an official press release on 14 June 2022. In the SMC (DO-214AB) packaging, it offers high peak pulse power dissipation similar to 7 kW of traditional TVS at 10/10...
    15-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Veoneer to showcase new technologies for automated driving and safety at an event in US
    Veoneer has announced that it will showcase its latest technologies supporting automated driving and safety at an event in the United States, according to a company press release on 13 June. Demonstrations will take place primarily on the roads of Michigan. “We are excited to be hosting an in-p...
    ROHM unveils new automotive LDO regulator ICs for ADAS and infotainment applications
    ROHM has developed new automotive LDO regulator ICs, it said in a press release on 14 June. The ICs offer stable operation at nanoscale output capacitance. The BD9xxN1 series (BD950N1G-C, BD933N1G-C, BD900N1G-C, BD950N1WG-C, BD933N1WG-C, and BD900N1WG-C) can be used for power supplies in application...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    STMicroelectronics unveils new in-vehicle SoC solution for keyless access
    STMicroelectronics has unveiled a new platform to for digital car keys, the company said in a press release on 13 June. The STSAFE-VJ100-CCC in-vehicle system-on-chip (SoC) solution is based on automotive-grade 2 ST33K-A secure IC. The SoC stores credentials and sensitive information, and performs o...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Schaeffler develops innovative 4in1 electric axle for EVs
    Schaeffler AG has developed an innovative 4in1 electric axle for EVs by integrating the thermal management system as well as the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission into the axle drive, the company said on 13 June 2022. According to Schaeffler, while up to three drive components were...
    14-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Automotive ethernet solutions company Marvell announces expansion of operations in Canada
    Marvell has announced a significant expansion of its Canadian presence in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver with plans for ongoing growth, according to a press release on 13 June 2022. This year, the company hired approximately 120 new workers to the Marvell Canada team to support the company's sust...
    14-Jun-2022 News Investments
    fka leading new consortium on lidar specification and testing framework
    According to an official press release on 31 May 2022, the fka consortium is working together to develop a specification and test framework for lidar sensors in vehicles. Lidar technology, with its accurate distance detection and 3D point cloud picture production, has a significant potential for ...
    Magna, Nuro join Alliance for Automotive Innovation consortium
    The Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) has announced that Magna and Nuro have joined the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators) as new members of the organization's growing roster of original equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and transportation innovators, according...
    Renesas invests USD10 million in open-source company Arduino
    Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions has announced an investment in Arduino’s new round of Series B funding, according to a press release on 14 June 2022. Renesas' collaboration with Arduino enables it to make its extensive range of products available for Arduino's t...
    14-Jun-2022 News Investments
    AutoTechInsight Weekly – 13 June 2022
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    Avery Dennison Performance expands automotive electronics portfolio
    Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has announced a new automotive electronics portfolio for OEMs and suppliers that consists of integrated products for the interior and exterior vehicle applications such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), user experience, lighting, and safety, it said in a ...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Aptiv plans to open new plant in Mexico
    Aptiv has planned to build a new factory in Coahuila, Mexico, to manufacture electric harnesses for the state's automotive sector, according to a report published by Mexico Business News on 8 June 2022. The project will cost USD14.7 million to complete and will create 3,200 employments. COBA...
    DENSO considers spinning off chip unit
    According to a report published by Bloomberg on 10 June 2022, DENSO, a key supplier to Toyota Motor, may consider spinning off its chip business, which generates around JPY420 billion (USD3.1 billion) in sales. “We need to think about whether the time will come when we sell semiconductors, alon...
    RoboSense, WeRide partner to produce large-scale autonomous driving technologies
    RoboSense has announced a strategic partnership with WeRide to speed up the large-scale series production and commercial application of autonomous driving technologies, according to a news published by Business Wire on 10 June 2022. WeRide will benefit from this agreement by speeding the on-board...
    Toshiba, Japan Semiconductor codevelop new analog platform for automotive applications
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation and Japan Semiconductor Corporation have developed a new analog platform with embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) for automotive applications, according to a press release by Toshiba on 31 May 2022. The 0.13-micron generation analog platform,...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Sony Electronics develops two new car AV receivers
    Sony Electronics has developed two new car AV receivers, it said in a press release on 10 June. The XAV-AX6000 and the XAV-AX4000 include new features such as fully wireless smartphone conversion, allowing drivers to use voice control for navigation or playing music. “We are excited to add thes...
    13-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Ambarella’s AI SoC receives ASIL-C certification
    Ambarella has announced that its CV2FS automotive artificial intelligence (AI) perception system-on-chip (SoC) achieved ASIL C certification from external auditor exida, it said in a press release on 7 June. Chan Lee, COO, Ambarella, said, “Ambarella builds automotive functional safety into our...
    Garmin develops new automotive night vision wireless backup cameras
    Garmin has unveiled BCTM50 and BC 50 with night vision wireless automotive backup cameras, it said in a 9 June press release. The BC 50 with night vision uses Garmin’s proprietary NightGlo technology that can light up to 20-feet behind a vehicle and is compatible with a variety of Garmin GPS navig...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Brose to invest USD20.6 million to expand operations in Mexico
    Brose will invest MXN404 million (USD20.6 million) investment to expand its operations in Queretaro, Mexico, which will create 110 highly specialized jobs, according to a report published by Mexico Business News on 1 June 2022. This is the first investment announcement made by Governor ...
    10-Jun-2022 News Investments
    China’s Shenzhen plans to double semiconductor production by 2025
    Shenzhen, China's southern tech city, intends to double the value of its existing semiconductor industry in three years as part of a larger effort to boost the country's fundamental technology self-sufficiency, according to a report published by South China Morning Post on 2 June 2022. Shenzhen, ...
    Hyundai Motor faces supply chain interruption due to cargo truckers' strike in Korea
    Hyundai Motor Co. has said that the ongoing truckers' strike is affecting production at its main domestic plants, which are already suffering from a global chip shortage, according to a report published by Yonhap on 9 June 2022. About 6,500 of the 22,000 members of the Cargo Truckers Solidarity w...
    Infineon introduces high-resolution 3D image sensor for automotive applications
    Infineon Technologies has announced the second version of the REAL3 automotive image sensor, an ISO26262-compliant high resolution 3D image sensor, developed in partnership with 3D time-of-flight (ToF) system expert pmdtechnologies, according to an official press release on 9 June 2022. The same ...
    10-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Japan’s Sumitomo to establish wiring harness factory in Egypt
    Japan’s Sumitomo Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Egypt’s General Authority for Investment and Free Zones to set up a plant to manufacture wiring harnesses for vehicles in Egypt, according to a report published by Arab News on 8 June 2022. The deal is for the developm...
    10-Jun-2022 News Investments
    ANELLO Photonics introduces optical gyroscope, GNSS/INS evaluation kit for autonomous vehicle applications
    ANELLO Photonics has announced the availability of its Optical Gyroscope & Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS) evaluation kit (EVK) for autonomous applications, according to a press release on 8 June 2022. The company said that the EVK can maintain ...
    09-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Ansys introduces new ‘Totem-SC’ and ‘PathFinder-SC’ semiconductors for automotive applications
    Ansys has announced the release of two new semiconductor products, Ansys Totem-SC and Ansys PathFinder-SC, for power integrity and electrostatic discharge (ESD) reliability signoff, according to a press release on 8 June 2022. By combining current Totem and PathFinder products into the Ansys SeaS...
    09-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Qualcomm, PATEO expand partnership to develop Qinggan intelligent cockpit platform solution
    Qualcomm Technologies has announced that it has collaborated with PATEO CONNECT+ (PATEO) in the automotive intelligent cockpit field, according to a press release by PATEO on 7 June 2022. The companies will expand their partnership to develop solutions for vehicle intelligence, smart car connecti...
    Real-Time Innovations, Renesas partner to advance automotive connectivity capabilities
    Real-Time Innovations (RTI), a framework company for autonomous systems has announced its collaboration with Renesas, a semiconductor supplier to develop advanced automotive semiconductor connectivity, according to a press release published by RTI on 7 June 2022. RTI Connext Drive, the communicat...
    Renesas to acquire Reality Analytics to enhance endpoint AI capability
    Renesas Electronics Corporation has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Reality Analytics, Inc. (Reality AI), in an all-cash transaction, according to a press release published Renesas on 9 June.   Hidetoshi Shibata, president and CEO of Renesas, said, “The impo...
    Kandou joins Global Semiconductor Alliance
    Kandou, a high-speed, energy-efficient chip-to-chip link solutions provider has announced that it has joined the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, according to a press release on 7 June 2022. “GSA is a valuable element of the semiconductor indu...
    LG Innotek plans to invest USD80 million in Mexico
    LG Innotek has announced that it plans to expand its operations in San Juan del Ro, Queretaro, Mexico, offering a new source of employment, according to a report published by Cluster Industrial on 30 May 2022. LG's Director, Mauricio Sanchez, indicated that the investment for this year will be US...
    08-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Nidec plans to centralize chip procurement amid supply shortage
    Nidec Corp, a producer of electric motors has announced that it would consolidate group semiconductor acquisitions under a single procurement unit to deepen connections with chip suppliers and ensure it could obtain crucial components despite supply disruptions, according to a report published by Re...
    Russia imposes export restrictions on noble gases used in making chips
    According to a report published by Reuters on 2 June 2022, Russia’s trade ministry has prohibited shipments of noble gases such as neon, a critical element in chip manufacturing, until the end of 2022 to enhance its market position. Russia's export restrictions may intensify the global semicond...
    WeRide announces ‘WeRide SS 5.0’ new autonomous driving sensor suite
    Chinese self-driving startup WeRide has released WeRide Sensor Suite 5.0 new self-driving sensor suite that offers autonomous driving capabilities to various car types with more efficiency and cheaper cost, according to a report published by CnEVPost on 7 July 2022. The suite would speed up the m...
    08-Jun-2022 News New Products
    Foxconn-Yageo JV XSemi invests in Taiwan-based Advanced Power Electronics
    Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) and Yageo joint venture (JV) company XSemi has invested NTD3.1 billion (USD104.68 million) into metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) manufacturer Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (APEC), Evertiq reported on 24 May. Pierre Chen, chair...
    Startup RoboSense to power Hongqi Auto’s FEEA3.0 platform with second-generation solid-state lidar
    RoboSense has partnered with FAW’s Hongqi, it said in a press release on 1 June. Hongqi’s autonomous driving solutions on FEEA3.0 platform will be powered by multiple RoboSense second-generation smart solid-state lidar for intelligent driving perception solution. Autonomous driving solutions ...
    Grupo Antolin reports Q1 2022 net sales at USD1.09 billion, down 8.82% y/y
    Grupo Antolin has reported first quarter net sales at EUR981 million (USD1.09 billion) with a year-on-year (y/y) decrease of 8.82% compared to EUR1.07 billion in the first quarter of 2021 for the three months ended 31 March 2022, according to a filing by the company on 30 May. Operating income was r...
    AMD to supply NIO with EPYC chips for autonomous driving, EV development
    The Chinese arm of US multinational semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has signed a chip supply agreement with NIO, according to a report published by Pandaily on 7 July 2022. NIO's high-performance computing (HPC) platform will be based on AMD's EPYC processor series, which ...
    Radar startup Vayyar Imaging raises USD108 million in series E funding
    Vayyar Imaging, a 4D imaging radar supplier has announced that it has secured a USD108 million series E financing round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), bringing the company's total funding to over USD300 million, according to a press release on 6 June 2022. GLy Capital Management and A...
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    Roadlink International Trading tests autonomous vehicle technology on public roads in China
    Roadlink International Trading Limited has announced the testing of its driverless technology on public highways in Shenzhen, according to a press release on 6 June 2022. The company said that the test was significant since it was the first time that Roadlink technology had been utilized in a car...
    Synopsys launches ‘DesignDash’ optimization solution to advance SoC design
    Synopsys has announced an expansion of its EDA data analytics portfolio with the introduction of Synopsys DesignDash design optimization solution, according to a press release on 1 June 2022. Synopsys DesignDash is a comprehensive data visibility and machine intelligence-guided design optimizatio...
    07-Jun-2022 News New Products
    ASML plans to invest USD200 million to expand chipmaking facility in the US
    A semiconductor manufacturing equipment maker ASML plans to invest USD200 million to expand its facility in Wilton, Connecticut, according to a report published by ExecutiveGov on 3 June 2022. According to the US Department of Commerce, the expansion project at ASML Wilton, the company's biggest ...
    06-Jun-2022 News Investments
    Diodes acquires onsemi’s wafer fabrication facility in the US
    Diodes Incorporated has announced that it has completed the transaction to acquire ON Semiconductor Corporation's (onsemi’s) wafer fabrication facility and operations located in South Portland, Maine (SPFAB), according to an official press release on 3 June 2022. Diodes will combine the South P...
    Sony plans to supply imaging sensors to 75% of the world’s top-20 automakers by 2025
    Sony plans to supply imaging sensors to 15 of the world’s top-20 automakers by 2025, Financial Times reported on 27 May. After developing a prototype electric vehicle (EV) called the Vision-S in 2020, launching an EV division, and announcing a joint venture (JV) with Honda for car making, the elec...
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    Renesas unveils new complex device driver software module for BMS in EVs
    Renesas Electronics Corporation has unveiled an AUTOSAR-compliant complex device driver (CDD) software module for automotive battery management system (BMS) designers, it said in a press release on 2 June. “As the EV market continues to expand rapidly, battery management is a critical elem...
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    Intel, Barcelona Supercomputing Center announce joint automotive chip lab development
    The Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC–CNS) and Intel have announced plans to collaborate on the development of a new generation of supercomputers that would break the zetta-scale barrier, according to a report published by the Government of Cataloni...
    Stellantis to suspend production at Italy’s Melfi plant over semiconductor shortage
    Carmaker Stellantis plans to suspend operations at its key Melfi plant in southern Italy from 6 to 11 June due to shortages of various parts, including semiconductors shortage, according to a report published by Reuters on 1 June 2022. According to the union leader, the production halt impacts 7,...
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