NXP collaborating with Foxconn on next generation vehicle platforms

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NXP Semiconductors is working with the Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) to jointly develop platforms for a new generation of smart connected vehicles.

Foxconn said that it will look to leverage NXP’s portfolio of automotive technologies and use its expertise in safety and security to enable architectural innovation and platforms for electrification, connectivity and safe automated driving. The collaboration builds on the company’s initial digital cockpit partnership, based on the NXP i.MX applications processors and NXP Software Defined Radio platform.

The collaboration will primarily focus on Foxconn’s efforts in electrical vehicle (EV) platforms, leveraging NXP’s system expertise and its electrification portfolio, from NXP S32 processors to analogue-front-end, drivers, networking and power products.

Another innovation priority is connectivity solutions using the latest NXP S32 domain and zonal controller family for gateways and vehicle networking control, while also advancing secure car access with ultra-wideband (UWB) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

A third pillar is safe automated driving augmented by NXP’s portfolio of radar solutions. NXP will also offer hardware and software support and will leverage the expertise of its well-rounded 3rd-party ecosystem in the areas of electrification, connectivity and automation.

“Foxconn sees the disruptive challenges and the potential for innovation in today’s automotive industry. This is a prime opportunity for our particular electronics expertise,” said Young Liu, Chairman of Foxconn. “NXP’s longstanding expertise and leadership in automotive, its innovative products and its laser focus on safety, security and quality provide the foundation for the collaboration we are activating today.”

Commenting Kurt Sievers, President and CEO of NXP Semiconductors, said, “The auto industry must become faster and more efficient, and NXP is pleased to extend its technology portfolio to enable electrification, next generation architectures, smart and secure car access systems and more.”