The car maker Audi and STMicroelectronics have announced a strategic hook-up designed to help drive the pace of automotive innovation by creating advanced semiconductor solutions. Together, the companies said that they will co-develop semiconductor solutions in three key areas of automotive design: reduction of CO2 emissions, safety and security, infotainment and comfort. The collaboration of the companies aims to drive innovation actively while also securing product quality, guaranteeing supply and reducing time to market.
“We have chosen to work with ST as part of our Progressive Semiconductor Program (“PSCP”), in order to further proactively strengthen our involvement in and demand for innovative “white-box” electronics,” said Ricky Hudi, Chief Executive Engineer Electrics/Electronics at Audi. “ST has a broad technology portfolio, in-house manufacturing capabilities and a proven commitment to the automotive space.”
Commenting Marco Monti, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, STMicroelectronics Automotive Product Group said: “The Progressive Semiconductor Program is a clear demonstration of Audi’s commitment to innovation and recognition from the automotive world that only a true partnership attitude can lead to success. Partnering with customers is one of our key assets and has been for twenty-five years. We are now expanding into working more closely with car-makers, thanks to Audi’s innovative approach to what is the real enabler of innovation in the automotive industry: semiconductors.”