ST has teamed with Audi
STMicroelectronics has teamed up with German car maker Audi to jointly develop semiconductors in three areas of automotive design: reduction of CO2 emissions, safety and infotainment.
“We have chosen to work with ST as part of our Progressive Semiconductor Program (PSCP), to further proactively strengthen our involvement and demand on innovative “white-box” electronics,” said Ricky Hudi, chief executive engineer electrics/electronics at Audi.
“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,” said Marco Monti, executive v-p and general manager, STMicroelectronics Automotive product group.
Important technologies include ST’s proprietary BCD smartpower, advanced CMOS, embedded flash, non-volatile memory, VIPower for motor and LED-lighting control, power discretes (low and high voltage silicon, SiC, GaN), CMOS imaging, and MEMS motion sensors.
These are used in chassis controls, safety systems and navigation devices.