NXP becomes core supplier for Delphi

February 11, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
NXP Semiconductors announced an agreement with Delphi Automotive PLC that extends the two companies’ long-term relationship in automotive electronics by making NXP one of Delphi’s strategic core suppliers. This agreement encompasses a variety of automotive semiconductor applications including infotainment and networking solutions.

Delphi, a supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments, operates major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries.

Under this agreement, Delphi has selected NXP´s SAF775x family, a single-chip RFCMOS multi-tuner car radio IC and NXP´s AM/FM background tuner. Delphi continues to be at the forefront of using NXP's software-defined radio for digital reception, such as the SAF36xx family.

According to Troy Zerbe, vice president of Global Supply Management for Delphi's Electronics & Safety division, the collaboration agreement will strengthen the strategic alignment between the two companies - NXP (formerly Philips) and Delphi cooperate closely since more than 20 years. NXP senior vice president Drue Freeman called the agreement "a new milestone" in NXP's collaboration with Delphi.