ST hooks up with Chinese in auto
STMicroelectronics and China’s FAW Group have set up a joint laboratory in the FAW Group Research and Development Center to work on developments in power train, chassis, safety, car body, car infotainment, new-energy technologies, and other automotive applications.
FAW will adopt ST’s MCUs, ASSPs and smart drivers in research on automotive electronics platforms.
The ST/FAW lab will accelerate joint development of advanced automotive-electronics technologies such as ECU (Engine Control Units), TCU (Transmission Control Unit) and EPS (Electric Power Steering), which will ultimately add more value to FAW’s new-generation automobiles.
“China’s automotive shipments have ranked No. 1 worldwide for three consecutive years,” says FAW’s Jun Li.