Imagination licenses car radio IP to ST
Imagination has licensed its Ensigma communications processor technology to STMicroelectronics for use in a multi-standard programmable SoC for car radios.
Under the terms of its licensing arrangements, Imagination receives license fees, and royalty revenues on shipment of SoCs incorporating the IP.
The new generation of ST digital radio receivers will support a wide range of global digital radio standards including DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) and HD Radio.
“Imagination and our partners have been instrumental in delivering global solutions that have made digital radio a successful technology in the home, but there has been slow progress to date in automotive,” says Sir Hosein Yassaie CEO of Imagination, “STMicroelectronics will deliver a complete solution with wide capability and ease of deployment that should propel digital radio to ubiquity in cars.”
Imagination’s Pure consumer electronics brand, which leverages Imagination’s Ensigma communications processor IP in its products, is the leader in digital radio and connected audio. Imagination’s technologies are used in the majority of DAB digital radios globally.