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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Vewd selects MediaTek to power solution for in-car infotainment equipment providers
    Vewd has announced that MediaTek’s Autus I20 chipset has been picked to power Vewd for Automotive solution, according to a company press release on 21 October. The platform is a cloud-managed content aggregation and monetization solution for in-vehicle infotainment equipment providers and car manu...
    Green Hills software , Arm partners for high-performance critical electronic systems
    According to a press release published on PR Newswire on 19 October, Green Hills Software announced the availability of working prototypes for the groundbreaking Arm Cortex-A78AE core, paving the way for early adopters of the core to use it in high-performance critical electronic systems. The INTEGR...
    STMicroelectronics, Sierra Wireless team up to accelerate IoT solutions deployment
    According to official press release dated 14th October, STMicroelectronics and Sierra Wireless announced an agreement that will enable the STM32 microcontroller (MCU) user community to leverage flexible cellular IoT connectivity and edge-to-cloud solutions from Sierra Wireless. “This collaborat...
    TSMC, Sony plan to build new USD 7 bn chip plant in Japan
    According to a press release published by the Japan Times, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. intends to build an advanced chipmaking factory in Japan in 2022 and begin operations there in 2024, according to CEO C.C. Wei. The plant is expected to be run in collaboration with Sony Group Corp. ...
    NSITEXE partners with Quadric to develop high performance processor IP for automotive applications
    DENSO’s unit NSITEXE has announced a partnership with Quadric, under which NSITEXE will use quadric’s processor IP to develop safety solutions for automotive applications like autonomous driving, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) and smart sensors, according to a 12 October press release. NSITEXE’s...
    Renesas launches automotive gateway solution based on new R-Car S4 SoCs and PMICs
    Renesas unveiled an innovative automotive gateway solution with R-Car S4 system-on-chip (SoCs) and power management ICs (PMICs) for next-generation vehicle computers, communication gateways, domain servers, and application servers in an official press release dated 6 September. Renesas' new ...
    Qualcomm, SSW Partners to buy Veoneer in USD4.5 billion deal
    According to an official press release from Veoneer dated 4 October, chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. and SSW partners have agreed to buy Swedish automotive technology group Veoneer for USD4.5 billion. SSW Partners will collaborate with Veoneer's management to ensure the continuation of Veoneer's cur...
    Continental, Horizon Robotics form JV to develop ADAS solutions
    Continental has announced that it has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Horizon Robotics to develop advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving solutions, according to a company press release on 29 September. Continental will be the majority shareholder. The JV is expect...
    NIO picks Keysight to verify 5G and C-V2X connectivity in EVs
    Keysight Technologies has announced that NIO has selected its solutions to verify 5G and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) connectivity, according to a company press release on 29 September. NIO has picked Keysight’s solutions to advance development of premium electric vehicles (EVs) primaril...
    Keysight, NCUOSC to validate efficiency of GaN, SiC applications, accelerate 5G and EV innovation
    Keysight has announced a collaboration with National Central University Optical Sciences Center (NCUOSC) to work on the design and test validation efficiency of gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) applications, for 5G and electric vehicle (EV) innovation, a press release dated 27 Septemb...
    Lear and Hu Lane Associate form JV to produce automotive connection systems
    Lear Corporation has announced the formation of a joint venture with Hu Lane Associate, according to a company press release on 22 September. The JV company will be initially based in Yangzhou, mainland China and manufacture a portfolio of connection systems products for vehicle architectures. ...
    Keysight ties up with Orolia to advance 5G LBS based on GNSS technologies
    Keysight has ted up with Orolia to develop 5G location-based services (LBS) based on global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technologies, it said in a press release on 21 September. The partnership will enable Keysight to expand its 5G device test solution portfolio with advanced GNSS simulation ...
    Xin Chi Technology partners with TINNOVE for automotive smart cockpits
    Xin Chi Technology has announced an agreement with TINNOVE in the field of automotive smart cockpits, according to a 17 September press release. The companies will leverage X9 series of smart cockpit chips from Xin Chi Technology and TINNOVE's OpenOS for advanced systems and high computing power int...
    Showa Denko signs long-term supply contract for SiC epiwafers for power semiconductors with ROHM
    According to an official press release dated 13 September, Showa Denko has signed a long-term supply contract with ROHM, a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer that provides highly efficient silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors to the global market, to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power...
    LIGENTEC and X-FAB to create Europe's largest capacity PIC foundry service
    German specialty semiconductor producer X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced via a press release on 14 September that it was partnering with Swiss photonic integrated circuits (PICs) manufacturer LIGENTEC to create Europe’s largest capacity foundry service for integrated photonic circuits. Ac...
    BMW, GaN Systems signs semiconductor capacity agreement
    According to the official website, Canada-based GaN Systems announced the signing of a comprehensive Capacity Agreement with BMW Group for GaN Systems' high-performance, automotive-grade GaN power transistors on September 14th. This has the potential to increase the efficiency and power density of c...
    Adac and Ainstein formalize JV to make smart molded parts
    Plastic parts supplier Adac Automotive Inc. and smart radar systems startup Ainstein Inc announced on 13th September that they had formalized their joint venture, Radac, to design, develop and manufacture mmWave radar-based sensing products. According to Plastics News, Radac will operate independ...
    AGP eGlass and WayRay partner for Holo-Windshield for holographic AR displays
    WayRay, the pioneering developer of the world's first holographic augmented reality head-up display (AR HUD) technology, has partnered with AGP eGlass, a global leader in state-of-the-art, specialty glass design and production, to drive the next generation of HUDs that will supercharge the driving e...
    ROHM and Geely signs strategic partnership agreement focused on SiC Power Devices
    According to an official press release dated 7 September, Semiconductor manufacturer ROHM and Geely Automobile Group Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese automobile manufacturer, have formed a strategic partnership to develop advanced automotive technologies. Both companies have been working together on ...
    Antitrust authorities approve JV between Brose and Volkswagen
    According to an official press release issued on 7 September, antitrust authorities have granted all necessary approvals for the planned joint venture (JV) between Brose and Volkswagen, paving the way for the company to begin operations as planned in early 2022. Brose, SITECH aspires to be a global ...
    Valeo and Leoni announce partnership for zone controllers
    According to an official press release dated 7 September, Valeo, a leader in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sensors and related functional software, and Leoni, a leading supplier of wiring systems and power distribution, will combine their strengths to bring the best in class solution for...
    Cicor selects SABIC’s LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds to produce high-end 3D-MIDs
    Swiss circuit boards and hybrid circuits manufacturer Cicor announced on the 2 September that it had selected Saudi chemical manufacturing company’s LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds to produce its portfolio of high-end 3D molded interconnect devices (3D-MIDs). According to the press release from ...
    Ricardo wins contract from LS Automotive to develop high-voltage DC-DC converter for EVs
    UK-based engineering services provider Ricardo has won a contract from South Korea’s LS Automotive Technologies to develop a high voltage DC-DC converter to power the low voltage network in electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 25 August. LS Automotive Technologies is ...
    Horizon Robotics partners with startup Nullmax to develop intelligent driving solutions
    Horizon Robotics has partnered with Nullmax to co-develop solutions for intelligent driving applications, Telematics Wire reported on 9 August. Nullmax’s autonomous driving software algorithm will be integrated with Horizon Robotics’ intelligent computing platform for Journey 3 and Journey 5 chi...
    Desay SV forms JV with Fawer in mainland China
    Huizhou Desay SV Automotive Electronics has announced a partnership with FAWER Automotive Parts under which the companies will set up a joint venture (JV) in Changchun, mainland China, it said in a press release on 20 July. The new JV will be primarily responsible for the production of core componen...
    Audi, Jungheinrich collaborate to deploy driverless transport system
    According to a press release on ETAuto dated 31 July, Audi Hungaria has collaborated with Jungheinrich, in which six driverless transport vehicles were deployed within the Otto engine production plant that makes 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. The driverless transport vehicles (FTFs) deliver various eng...
    Mercedes-Benz extends contract for software development with Capgemini till 2024
    According to an official press release dated 30 July, Capgemini announced that Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Capgemini until 2024 for the development and maintenance of the core Electric/Electronic Product Data Management (EE-PDM) application in a research and development environment....
    STMicroelectronics joins Startup Autobahn as anchor partner
    According to an official press release issued on 21 July, STMicroelectronics has become an Anchor Partner of Startup Autobahn, a program that drives innovation in the automotive sector by connecting selected dynamic new companies with established technology corporations. Welcoming ST to the progr...
    Synopsys, Samsung Foundry partner to accelerate access to transformative 3 nm GAA technology
    Synopsys announced on 28 June that the Synopsys Fusion Design Platform enabled Samsung Foundry to achieve first-pass silicon success for an advanced, high-performance, multi-subsystem system-on-chip (SoC), validating the extended power, performance, and area (PPA) benefits of its next-generatio...
    Aiways enters JV agreement with KBVIP to build EV fast-charging stations in China
    According to a press release published on Electrive.com on 5 July, Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways has formed a joint venture with CATL-backed KBVIP to build a network of more than 100 fast-charging stations across China. “As the electric vehicle industry continues to boom, it is...
    Lumax Auto, Alpine to set up JV in India to produce electric devices with software
    According to a press release published on ET Auto on 3 July, auto component manufacturer Lumax Auto Technologies has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Alpine Co Ltd, Japan. According to a regulatory filing, the parties have agreed to form a joint venture company with a 50:50 equity sta...
    Arrival, Ambarella collaborate on AI vision processor for ADAS
    According to an official press release dated 30 June, Ambarella, an AI vision silicon company, announced that Arrival, a global company that creates electric vehicles (EVs) with its proprietary technologies, has chosen the Ambarella CV2FS CVflow AI vision processor for the environmental perception m...
    STMicroelectronics collaborates with Eyeris for in-cabin monitoring
    STMicroelectronics announced a collaboration with Eyeris, a world leader in vision-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and in-cabin sensor fusion technologies, in an official press release dated 30 June. The collaboration will combine ST's Global-Shutter sensor with Eyeris' advanced portf...
    STMicroelectronics, Arrival partner for next generation EVs
    According to an official press release posted on the company website on 24 June, STMicroelectronics announced a collaboration with Arrival, a global technology company that is developing electric vehicles (EVs) using its proprietary technologies, to provide cutting-edge semiconductor technologies an...
    Valens, Sony collaborate to evaluate A-PHY integration in next-generation image sensor products
    According to a press release on PR Newswire dated 28 June, Valens, announced that it has started an evaluation with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation to develop and integrate MIPI A-PHY technology into next-generation image sensor products. "We're happy to support Sony in bringing optimize...
    Renault, STMicroelectronics partner for power electronics systems
    French carmaker Renault Group and Geneva-based supplier of electronic assemblies STMicroelectronics have agreed for a strategic cooperation wherein the two companies would jointly pursue design, development, and manufacturing of products and related packaging solutions for the power electronics syst...
    STMicroelectronics, Tower Semiconductor partner to accelerate 300mm fab ramp-up to large volumes
    STMicroelectronics and Tower Semiconductor have announced an agreement in which ST will welcome Tower to its Agrate R3 300mm fab under construction on its Agrate Brianza site in Italy, according to a company press release 24 June. ST and Tower will collaborate to accelerate fab ramp-up, which is ...
    Infineon’s AIROC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip powers TomTom's new satnav
    Infineon has announced that its AIROC Wi-Fi & Bluetooth combo chip is part of TomTom’s new satnav, according to a 21 June press release. The AIROC wireless solution uses Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 on a single chip, leading to fast connectivity. “The low power products from our AIROC wirele...
    Lear, IMS Connector Systems collaborate for high-speed ethernet solutions
    Lear has signed an agreement with IMS Connector Systems to jointly develop high-speed Ethernet solutions for automotive applications, according to a 16 June press release. The companies are aiming to produce a fully validated product in 2023. “Lear and IMS Connector Systems are sharing extensiv...
    Wipro, FEV partner to open Innovation Lab for software defined vehicles
    Wipro has announced a partnership with FEV under which the two companies will develop and market solutions for software defined vehicles, according to a company press release on 15 June. The companies have established an innovation lab to research and develop automotive applications, software, elect...
    Polestar, SK Inc sign MoU to enable collaboration in technology and commercial opportunities
    The Swedish premium electric performance car brand Polestar is exploring an alliance with South Korea’s SK Inc in order to advance the development of high-performance electric vehicles (EVs), the arm of Volvo Cars and Geely Holding said in a press release on 11 June. The two companies have sign...
    STMicroelectronics, Politecnico di Milano collaborate on MEMS technology
    According to a company press release on 14 June, STMicroelectronics and Politecnico di Milano, a scientific-technological institution that educates engineers, architects, and industrial designers, have signed a five-year collaborative agreement. The agreement provides for the development of a joi...
    Keysight partners with University of New Hampshire to develop automotive ethernet compliance solutions
    In a press release dated 9 June, Keysight announced a partnership with University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) to develop automotive Ethernet compliance solutions for IEEE 802.3ch multigigabit automotive Ethernet compliance test. “We are pleased to partner with the UNH-IO...
    Spark Minda signs JV with INFAC Elecs for automotive antenna systems
    According to a business press release dated June 8, Minda Corporation Limited, the flagship company of the Spark Minda Group, has recently announced a joint venture (JV) with the Republic of Korea's INFAC Elecs. The collaboration will bring a new range of automotive antenna solutions to the Indian a...
    Aptiv joins eSync Alliance
    As per press release on PR Newswire dated 8 June, the eSync Alliance announces that Aptiv has become its latest member, joining existing Alliance members to build an industry-wide bidirectional pipeline to electronic devices in the automotive market. Lee Bauer, VP of Smart Vehicle Architectu...
    Isuzu, Hino to explore application of Automated Mapping Platform developed by Toyota subsidiary
    According to a news announcement on the company website dated 8 June, Woven Alpha, Isuzu Motors, and Hino Motors have agreed to advance with talks to use Woven Alpha's Automated Mapping Platform ("AMP"). AMP is a crowdsourced software platform that enables the production, development, and the sha...
    STMicroelectronics, Metalenz partner to develop meta-optics technology for automotive applications
    STMicroelectronics has announced a codevelopment and license agreement with Metalenz, according to a company press release on 2 June. Under the agreement, STMicroelectronics will develop manufacturing processes for Metalenz’s meta-optics technology for automotive applications. “With its advan...
    03-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Primobius enters Li-ion battery recycling sector with Stelco
    Primobius has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a 50:50 JV with Stelco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stelco Holdings Inc., a steel manufacturing company headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to establish a battery recycling business in North America, according to a company press r...
    Around 20 Japanese companies to work with TSMC on semiconductor research project
    According to a press release on Reuters dated 31 May, the Japanese government announced the plan for a semiconductor research project to develop cutting-edge chip technology in the country with the market-leading Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Around 20 Japanese companies will w...
    ZKW researching new class of control units with AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, FH Wiener Neustadt
    Austria-based lighting and electronics systems manufacturer, ZKW is working with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the Mechatronics department of the Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt (FHWN – The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt) to research an all new class of control units ...
    ZKW develops prototype of glare-free high beam
    Austrian lighting expert ZKW, in partnership with Israeli startup Newsight Imaging, has developed a prototype of a glare-free high beam, according to a company press release on 26 May 2021. ZKW has been working with Israeli startup since 2019. The project running under the name "senseZ" could soo...
    28-May-2021 News New Products
    Chip Startup Valens to get listed on NYSE via SPAC merger
    Valens has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with PTK Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a company press release on 25 May read. The combined company will be called Valens and will trade under the “VLN” ...
    Huawei, Changan smart car extend partnership for design and development of automotive chips
    China’s Huawei Technologies is expanding its smart car partnership with state-owned Chongqing Changan Automobile to include the design and development of auto-use semiconductors, as per Reuters' press release on 21 May. The two companies, which unveiled their smart car tie-up in November, ...
    Sibros partners with NXP for automotive OTA updates
    Sibros has announced a partnership with NXP Semiconductors for offerings related to over-the-air (OTA) updates, according to a company press release dated 24 May. According to the agreement, NXP’s automotive processors, such as the S32G2 vehicle network processors and GoldBox service-oriented gate...
    JOINT VENTURE: Stellantis, Foxconn to develop digital cockpits and connected services
    Stellantis has announced a partnership with Foxconn under which the companies will form a joint venture (JV) named Mobile Drive to develop in-vehicle user solutions, a company press release dated 18 May read. The JV will leverage Stellantis’ vehicle design and engineering expertise with Foxconn’...
    Hyundai, Samsung collaborate on chip development
    Samsung has joined forces on 17 May with Hyundai Motor Co. to collaborate with the South Korean government and some agencies to tackle headlong the global chip shortage. The agreement recently signed by both companies and the Korean Electronics Technology Institute; the Korea Automotive Technol...
    IT solution provider SRM Tech partners with AUTOSAR
    SRM Technologies has partnered with Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) as per the press release on the official website dated 6 May. The partnership aims to help take forward concepts such as autonomous driving technology, connected vehicles, electrification of the power train, and shared...
    Polestar partners with blockchain provider Circulor for supply chain traceability
    Sweden’s Polestar has announced on its company’s website on 11 May that it has begun a partnership with blockchain provider Circulor. The new partnership aims to trace a range of raw materials, focusing on those with identified risks in either environmental and human rights, such as nickel,...
    AEye expands management team; valuation slips to USD1.5 billion on new SPAC merger terms
    AEye, the global leader in active, next-generation LiDAR solutions, on the official website dated 3 May, announced it had added General Counsel Andrew Hughes and Chief of Staff Brent Blanchard to its executive team, bringing additional domain and public company experience. The company has also am...
    EVgo, GM unveil fast charging stations from EV charging infrastructure collaboration
    EVgo announced on 28 April that it has opened the first three fast charging stations from the company's collaboration with General Motors (GM) to triple the size of its current network. "GM agrees with the customer need for a robust charging experience that makes the transition to an EV...
    Lidar startup RoboSense joins Webasto on smart roof module with integrated MEMS LiDAR
    According to a report by Business Wire dated 26 April, lidar system provider RoboSense and market leader for roof systems Webasto announced a cooperation during the Shanghai Auto Show on the intelligent Roof Sensor Module that is integrated with RoboSense automotive-grade MEMS LiDAR RS-LiD...
    Renesas, SiFive to develop next-gen RISC-V solutions for automotive applications
    Renesas Electronics Corporation and SiFive, Inc., the industry leader in RISC-V processors and silicon solutions, announced a strategic partnership to develop next-generation, high-end RISC-V solutions for automotive applications. According the press release dated 21 April on Renesas' website, ...
    Velodyne Lidar, Gatik set up middle-mile autonomous delivery network
    In company press release dated 20 April, Velodyne Lidar announced a multiyear sales agreement with Gatik, the industry leader in automating on-road transportation networks for business-to-business (B2B) middle mile logistics. The companies plan to provide lidar sensors for a middle-mile transpo...
    Volvo Cars, DiDi partner for autonomous driving test fleet
    According to a company press release dated 19 April, Volvo Cars, a global leader in automotive safety, and DiDi Autonomous Driving, the self-driving technology arm of DiDi Chuxing, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement on autonomous vehicles for DiDi’s self-driving test fleet. The XC9...
    Synopsys partners with Renesas to develop DSO.ai design system for automotive chip design
    Synopsys announced the adoption of Design Space Optimization AI (DSO.ai) by Renesas into its automotive chip design environment, according to a 15 April press release. This will allow Renesas augment its ability to search design spaces for better performance-power-area (PPA) solutions and explore a ...
    Honda, AutoX partner on autonomous driving research in mainland China
    Honda China is collaborating with AutoX on autonomous driving research in mainland China through vehicle testing on public roads. The company plans to equip the ACCORD and the INSPIRE vehicles with the AutoX autonomous vehicle technology. Through the test, Honda aims to deepen understan...
    Velodyne, Ansys collaborate to enhance autonomous driving hazard recognition
    Velodyne and Ansys are developing software models of next-generation automotive lidar sensors to substantially improve hazard identification capabilities for highly advanced autonomous vehicles. The collaboration incorporates Velodyne's lidar design into Ansys' virtual sensor suite. It expedite...
    StradVision partners with European OEM and tier-1 supplier for ADAS
    StradVision, a pioneer in AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), has announced two new partnerships to expand its global footprints. StradVision is partnering with a leading German OEM to supply augmented reality to the Navig...
    EV charging startup On, Siemens to install 120 chargers in Rome, Italy
    Siemens Smart Infrastructure is delivering charging stations and cloud-based software for charging infrastructure management to Italian start-up company name On. The solutions provide the basis for a new electric vehicle (EV) sharing service in Rome developed by the Italian start-up. Siemens is prov...
    Toyota, SinoHytec set up JV to produce hydrogen fuel cells in China
    Toyota Motor has signed an agreement with Chinese fuel cell maker Beijing SinoHytec company to form a 50:50 joint venture named as Toyota SinoHytec Fuel Cell Co. Ltd. The two companies will invest USD36 million each in the new venture, , which will be located in the Beijing Economic-Technological De...
    Grupo Antolin, NEAN Auto establish JV to develop automotive electronic solutions
    Grupo Antolin has established a joint venture (JV) with Chinese automotive electronics specialist Shanghai NEAN Auto Technology to jointly develop integrated electronics products for vehicles, the Spain-based supplier said in a press release on 9 March. The two partners will combine their expertise ...
    Renesas, LUPA-Electronics jointly develop open front camera platform for automotive use
    Renesas Electronics has tied up with LUPA-Electronics to jointly develop an open front camera solution for automotive applications, the company said in a press release on 24 February. The EagleCAM module will use Renesas’ R-Car V3H and R-Car V3M system-on-chip (SoC) devices. The scalable camer...
    25-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Eberspaecher establishes new subsidiary in Romania for vehicle electronics 
    Eberspaecher has established a new subsidiary in Romania to strengthen its vehicle electronics business, the company said in a press release on 4 February. The unit, called Eberspaecher Controls Ro S.R.L, will primarily focus on control units for electric and autonomous vehicles. “The prop...
    Motherson and Aira form partnership to bring FreePower wireless charging to modern cars
    Motherson Innovations Company Limited is making a strategic investment in Aira, Inc. to accelerate the development of wireless charging for car interiors, according to a report by Tech Crunch on 10 December 2020. Aira has developed FreePower wireless charging technology. Unlike traditional wireless ...
    17-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Varroc acquires partner’s stake in Romanian JV Varroc-Elba
    VarrocCorp Holding B.V. (VCHBV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Varroc, has acquired the balance 30% stake in Romanian joint venture (JV) Varroc-Elba Electronics S.R.L held by the other JV partner, ELBA SA, according to a filing by Varroc with BSE on 9 December. The deal is valued at EUR1.05 million (...
    ZKW and partners develop new material for LED and power semiconductors
    ZKW, in collaboration with the Vienna University of Technology and the Materials Center Leoben, is researching self-healing solders with a high load-bearing capacity under Project ‘Solaris’, the Austrian supplier said in a press release on 28 October. The partners are researching the material fo...
    02-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Continental, Osram agree to dissolve automotive lighting JV
    Continental has decided to repatriate the joint venture (JV) with Osram, according to a Continental press release on 23 September. The two companies plan to dissolve their 50:50 JV for intelligent automotive lighting systems ‘Osram Continental’, which was founded in 2018. The two companies are c...
    Imagination Technologies, BAIC Capital establish JV to manufacture fabless semiconductor
    Imagination Technologies has announced an agreement to form an automotive fabless semiconductor joint venture (JV) with BAIC Group Industrial Investment, a company press release on 7 May read. The JV will focus on designing automotive grade system-on-chips (SoCs) and related software. The JV will...
    Veoneer to focus on core electronics business, exit brake control business
    Veoneer has decided to focus on its core electronics business and exit from the brake control business, the Sweden-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 23 April. The company has signed a nonbinding agreement with an automotive supplier to divest its yet-to-be-launched brake control p...
    Lumax Auto extends JV business with Stanley Electric in India
    Lumax Auto Technologies Limited has announced the extension of its existing joint venture (JV) business with Stanley Electric Co Ltd. in India to include electronics parts and components, ET Auto reported on 12 February. Commenting on the partnership Deepak Jain, chairman and managing direct...
    Tata AutoComp forms JV with Prestolite Electric Beijing to develop EV components in India
    Tata AutoComp Systems, an auto-component conglomerate, has signed a joint venture (JV) with China-based Prestolite Electric Beijing to design, engineer, manufacture and supply powertrain solutions for the Indian electric vehicle (EV) market, according to a report by ETAuto on 24 January. The JV will...
    Ainstein and ADAC form JV to develop mmWave radar-based sensing solutions for automotive market
    Ainstein has announced a joint venture (JV) partnership with ADAC Automotive to design, develop and manufacture innovative mmWave radar-based sensing solutions, a company press release on 2 January showed. The JV, called RADAC Automotive, will exhibit demos of its patent-pending solution, the mmW...
    Nidec Mobility, University of Waterloo to develop sensor to detect unattended infants, pets in cars
    Nidec Mobility has announced that under its partnership with the University of Waterloo, it will develop a radar sensor and an in-vehicle camera to detect unattended infants and pets in hot cars, a press release on 24 December read. Nidec believes that combining the radar sensor with an in-vehicl...
    Denso, NTT Com start validating ‘Vehicle Security Operation Center’ technology
    Denso and NTT Communications have announced that they will begin validating their jointly developed Vehicle Security Operation Center (V-SOC) technology to monitor and analyse a vehicle’s security status from January 2020, a company press release stated on 16 December. The two companies will be...
    STMicroelectronics and Tieto collaborate to develop automotive central control unit software
    STMicroelectronics has announced a collaboration with Tieto to jointly develop Central Control-Unit (CCU) software to run on STM’s Telemaco3P platform, a company press release on 10 December showed. Tieto’s software R&D services division and STM are developing vehicle CCU software and nex...
    Denso, Toyota name semiconductor JV ‘MIRISE Technologies’
    Toyota Motor Corp has said that its joint venture with Denso will be called MIRISE Technologies, a company press release on 10 December showed. The JV will be established in April 2020. The JV will conduct research and develop next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors and manufacturing electronic...
    SERES and BYD Microelectronics collaborate to develop next-gen power electronics
    Chongqing Sokon unit SERES has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Shenzhen BYD Microelectronics to develop and promote next-generation power electronics, the company said in a press release on 18 November. The partnership will encourage cooperation between the two companies ...
    Samsung Foundry deploys Synopsys’ TestMAX XLBIST solution on automotive IC
    Synopsys has said that Samsung Foundry deployed the Synopsys TestMAX XLBIST solution on an automotive integrated circuit (IC) to provide dynamic in-system testing for critical failures in order to meet stringent automotive functional safety (FuSa) requirements, according to a press release dated 11 ...
    Toyota and BYD to set up JV for EV R&D
    Toyota and BYD have entered into an agreement to set up a joint venture (JV) for research and development (R&D) of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the companies announced in a joint press release on 7 October. The new R&D company will work on designing and developing BEVs and its related p...
    Winbond Electronics, Karamba Security collaborate to develop embedded security software for automotive, other industries
    Karamba Security has announced a collaboration with Winbond Electronics to enhance embedded software security in automotive and other connected industries, according to a press release on 23 October. Under the partnership, Karamba will offer enhanced hardware security with the use of Winbond’s sec...
    LG Electronics collaborate with Qualcomm to further develop webOS connected car infotainment system
    LG Electronics (LG) and Qualcomm Technologies, a unit of Qualcomm Incorporated, have jointly announced a collaboration to further develop webOS Auto, LG’s connected in-vehicle infotainment system, according to a press release filed on 30 October. In addition to developing and commercializing a ...
    Renesas joins Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium
    Renesas has joined the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium, the company said in a press release on 30 October. Renesas becomes the ninth company to join the consortium which was formed to accelerate the deployment of safer and affordable autonomous vehicles. “To achieve the future of mobili...
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC): A step towards making autonomous driving a reality?
    As the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles, it is important to create an ecosystem that not only sustains the progress but also creates an environment for collaboration and information sharing. It is difficult for one company to take on the responsibility of creating an autonomous vehicle ent...
    Synopsys, Samsung Foundry tie up to develop automotive chip design solutions for autonomous driving and ADAS
    Synopsys has announced a collaboration with Samsung Foundry to develop automotive chip design solutions for autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to a company press release on 17 October. Under the collaboration, Samsung Foundry and Synopsys have enabled Samsung...
    Yokohama Rubber, Alps Alpine to jointly develop tyre sensors
    Two Japanese firms, tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and components manufacturer Alps Alpine, have joined forces in order to perform R&D on tire sensors for passenger vehicles. This information was provided by Yokohama Rubber at a press conference during the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. The com...
    24-Oct-2019 News New Products
    ON Semiconductor, Subaru to continue collaboration on camera-based ADAS systems
    ON Semiconductor has announced that it will continue to collaborate with Subaru to develop technology for camera-based advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), according to a company press release on 21 October. The company’s collaboration with Subaru is for image sensors that combine optimiz...
    GM collaborates with US Army to strengthen automotive cyber security
    General Motors (GM) and the US Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) have announced a new co-operative research and development agreement with a bid to strengthen automotive cyber-security expertise over the next two years, according to a company press release on 14 October. The agr...
    NXP Semiconductors, ART SpA collaborate to develop immersive infotainment systems for luxury sports cars
    NXP Semiconductors has partnered with ART to create ultra-intuitive and completely immersive infotainment systems for luxury sports cars, the company said in a press release on 8 October. ART will be designing the ARTIST 8 development platform for infotainment systems with NXP’s i.MX 8QuadMax appl...
    16-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Vodafone Idea, Kia Motors India collaborate for UVO connected car services
    Vodafone Idea and Kia Motors will collaborate for Kia’s UVO connected car services in India, the telecom services provider announced on 7 October. The partnership will enable Kia to leverage Vodafone Idea’s internet-of-things (IoT) infrastructure to be utilized in the Seltos SUV, Kia’s fi...
    GlobalFoundries partners with Analog Bits and Aragio Solutions for automotive IP solutions
    GlobalFoundries (GF) has announced a partnership with Analog Bits and Aragio Solutions to develop a portfolio of I/O libraries on GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) platform, according to a company press release on 24 September. Analog Bits and Aragio will develop a portfolio of automotive foundation, an...
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