Ricky Hudi, general manager for electric and electronics development at Audi, praised Renesas as innovative and extremely quality-conscious. In particular, he highlighted Renesas’ Monos flash technology and its 28nm semiconductor process technology.
Today, it is estimated that between 80 and 90 percent of all innovations in automotive development are based directly or indirectly on semiconductors. This is why Audi is developing a core competency in the semiconductor area with its PSCP. The Program is designed to speed the availability of the the latest semiconductor technologies available in cars, while increasing reliability. The goal of the program is to transfer progress in the field of microelectronics more effectively to the car. An important part of it involves being in direct contact with the semiconductor manufacturers and working with them on joint development.
Besides Renesas, a number of other chip vendors are participating in Audi’s semiconductor program, including Analog Devices, NXP, Infineon, and STMicroelectronics (enumeration is not complete).