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MIH's power grows with more auto chipmakers on board

Ninelu Tu, Taipei; Misha Lu, DIGITIMES Asia 0

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NXP has announced that it will join the Foxconn-initiated MIH Consortium, looking to assist with the integration of standards and provide a series of solutions covering vehicle design, modules, software, discrete components and EEA.

Apart from NXP, other automotive chip design houses are also known to be in contact with MIH. As the global automotive industry enters a new era increasingly characterized by electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving and sharing economy, its demand for semiconductor will increase as well in the future to satisfy a growing range of application scenarios.

Based on IDC's forecast for 2022-2026, the global automotive chip market will reach US$66.9 billion in 2026, with most of the chips going into in-vehicle infotainment, communication, I/O equipment and smart cockpit.

Against this backdrop, the inclusion of leading chipmakers like NXP will significantly benefit MIH and its members: NXP already has profound experiences in auto products and even possesses experiences in vehicle design - an advantage that will certainly shorten the learning curve of other MIH members.

Apart from NXP, other world-leading auto chipmakers like Infineon, STMicroelctronics and Renesas have already joined the MIH Consortium. Infineon, in particular, enjoys a 85% global market share when it comes to automotive chips.

The MIH alliance was founded to leverage the collective power of alliance members to develop sub-systems, systems and standards, ultimately aiming to speed up the acquisition of key vehicle development know-hows for MIH members via an open-source platform.

NXP's participation not only benefits MIH, but also NXP itself: for chipmakers, close partnership with automakers on vehicle design will boost chip sales once the product gains wide market recognition. In addition, product development cycles will be shortened as well. In the past, a series of validations and tests usually slow down the market deployment of automotive chips, a problem further complicated by the lack of real-time feedback from automakers.

Furthermore, MIH membership will present chipmakers opportunities to explore solutions catering different application scenarios, tapping into future market growth.

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