Visteon secures smartphone connectivity expertise with takeover

July 11, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Automotive supplier Visteon has completed the acquisition of India-based software company Allgo Embedded Systems Pvt, Ltd. With the move, Visteon secures significant expertise in the area of smartphone integration into automotive infotainment systems.

The business acquired from AllGo supports Visteon’s global vehicle cockpit electronics business and enables Visteon to offer an integrated solution to automakers that includes multimedia software, codecs and smartphone connectivity features. The transaction includes AllGo’s technology assets and automotive business and approximately 140 employees, mostly software engineers based in India, supported by sales offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

 

According to Visteon CEO Sachin Lawande, AllGo has significant expertise in multimedia playback and smartphone connectivity software for Linux, QNX and Android-based operating systems. The takeover will strengthen Visteon’s capabilities in developing next-generation infotainment systems, Lawande said. “Multimedia playback and smartphone connectivity features such as CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink are essential for all infotainment and display audio systems and this acquisition positions Visteon uniquely in the industry.”

 

AllGo currently serves a wide range of global automakers and tier 1 suppliers with regional focus on Asia. Following its acquisition by Visteon, AllGo will continue to support and grow its existing customer base while also offering its products and services to Visteon’s customers.

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