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Infineon partners with Baidu on Apollo program

It was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that Infineon is joining Baidu’s Apollo Program.

This partnership has formed in a bid to promote rapid development of autonomous driving technology to improve people’s intelligent life

The key products and applications that will be focused on includes, microcontrollers, radar and lidar sensor chips, as well as information security and functional safety.

Peter Schiefer, president of the automotive division at Infineon, said: “Already, microelectronics from Infineon foster advanced driver assistance systems and electric vehicles enabling clean, safe, and smart cars.

“With our profound expertise in automotive applications, as well as the premium products and services, Infineon significantly contributes to the breakthrough of autonomous driving. It is in this regard that we look forward to supporting Baidu in taking the Apollo initiative to the next level.”

Helen Xu, vice president of Infineon China and head of automotive division of Infineon China mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan Region, added: “Baidu’s Apollo ecosystem is well planned, far-sighted and practical. It encompasses all areas of autonomous driving from ICs to cloud big data, while providing an open source platform for developers in a cooperative and open model.

“We are very honoured to join the Apollo program to wield our technical advantage in automotive semiconductors and the resource advantage of our automotive electronics ecosystem to accelerate automotive intelligence for a better future.”

Bethan Grylls

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