Hyundai Autron picks STM for extensive collaboration

February 15, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
STMicroelectronics has signed an agreement with Hyundai Autron, the electronics subsidiary of Hyundai Motors Group of Korea over a collaboration. The companies intend to jointly develop electronic control systems for automotive applications.

ST and Hyundai Autron engineers are beginning the project by targeting semiconductors for power-train applications and specifically for engine management units. The two companies are simultaneously exploring expanding the cooperation into other applications. The effort is starting with using existing ST Application Specific Standard Products in new-generation vehicles expected to sample later this year; jointly-designed products should begin to appear soon after.

ST brings market-tested automotive technologies, including smart-power technologies, such as BCD (Bipolar‑CMOS‑DMOS) to the cooperation. These include BCD Smartpower, CMOS, embedded Flash, power discretes, MEMS motion sensors, CMOS imaging and ViPower high-side drivers. ST's smart-power technologies enable integration of interface, control, and communication functions together with the power-driver section and a cost-effective implementation of distributed intelligence.

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