Renesas Electronics has announced an integrated automotive ECU virtualization platform that enables designers to integrate multiple applications into a single ECU that are safely and securely separated from each other to avoid interference. The solution enables customers to adopt new electrical-electronic (E/E) architectures using MCU-based zone ECUs supporting multiple logical ECUs on one physical ECU, said the vendor.
International IDMs including Infineon and STMicroelectronics continue stepping up production of automotive, industrial control and networking chips to meet ever-rising demand, outsourcing more backend operations for such chip solutions to partners in Taiwan, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's first-tier IC design houses Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor are seeking more capacity support from foundry partners TSMC and UMC to fulfill new orders from new clients that are bolstering their growth despite a decline in demand for consumer chips, according to industry sources.
Optimistic about getting approval under India's chip incentive scheme, Vedanta has started to find customers before building its chip plant, while Ather Energy, one of the few electric two-wheeler vendors not caught in recent fire incidents in India, has received India's government funding.
South Korean steel manufacturer Posco has entered into an agreement with Taiwan-based solid-state battery developer ProLogium to supply cathode, anode, and solid electrolyte materials, according to the EV battery maker.
Less than a year ago, Ford India decided to quit manufacturing in India but later applied for India's incentive scheme to make electric vehicles (EV). Now Ford has made another U-turn, dropping its EV manufacturing plan in India.
TDK has announced plans to construct a new factory building at its manufacturing site in Kitakami, Japan's Iwate Prefecture, for automotive MLCCs. Construction of the factory is scheduled to begin at the end of the company's fiscal year (March 2023), and will be completed in June 2024.
Hon Hai Precision Technology (Foxconn) has reiterated a flat revenue growth outlook for both the second quarter of 2022 and the full year, while order visibility has also strengthened compared to March.
Several Chinese carmakers, including XPeng, GAC Group and Leapmotor, shared their experiences on brand upgrading during a recent online forum, highlighting their efforts of catching up with foreign marques' joint ventures in China and expanding global market presence.
German automaker BMW is adopting Here Real-Time Traffic by Here Technologies to support its connected navigation services (CNS) and predictive routing to personalize driver's journeys by analyzing driving patterns.