Monday, December 5, 2022
News Stellantis and Foxconn Team up for Semiconductors

Stellantis and Foxconn Team up for Semiconductors

Stellantis and Foxconn will develop new semiconductors for automotive purposes

It’s getting organized on the carmaker side. Today, it is the turn of the giant Stellantis to announce a new partnership with Foxconn to design and sell new flexible semiconductors for the automotive industry.

Indeed, the two entities have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a partnership in this sense. This family of semiconductors would be specifically designed to support Stellantis, but also third-party customers.

Unveiled at the Stellantis Software Day 2021 event, the partnership also coincided with the new STLA Brain electric/electronic/software platform, the latter of which will be launched in 2024 for the group’s four electric automotive platforms – STLA Small, STLA, Medium, STLA Large and STLA Frame.

“Our software transformation will be accompanied by excellent partners from all sectors and expertise,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis. “With Foxconn, we aim to create four chip families that will cover more than 80% of our semiconductor needs, upgrading our components, helping to reduce complexity and simplify the supply chain. It will also strengthen our ability to innovate faster and deliver products and services at a sustained pace.”

“As a leading global technology company, Foxconn has extensive experience in manufacturing semiconductors and software – two key components in electric vehicle production. We look forward to sharing this expertise with Stellantis and addressing supply chain shortages together as we continue to expand in the electric vehicle market,” said Young Liu, president and CEO of Foxconn Technology Group.

While it is clear that the current crisis is at the heart of this new union, it is also important to note that Foxconn has expertise, development capabilities and a supply chain in the semiconductor industry.

It should be remembered that the two players had already announced a first collaboration last May, with the creation of a Mobile Drive joint venture aimed at developing smart car solutions.

Trending Now

The Second Generation of the Volkswagen ID.3 will be Unveiled Next Spring.

Due to delivery delays, orders placed starting now will be for the updated model. This is likely only a refresh of the current...

Volkswagen Group’s First North American Battery Plant Could be in Canada

The automaker’s PowerCo battery subsidiary said it is now looking at potential sites in Canada for a new battery plant. VW’s partner, Umicore,...

Lightyear Begins Production of the First Solar-Powered Car

The first production unit of the Lightyear 0 rolled off the assembly line yesterday. About 150 pre-orders have been received according to the...

The 2023 Honda Pilot will Start at $50,650 in Canada

The new Pilot will be offered in five trim levels. Every new Pilot comes with an expanded suite of driver assistance features and...

The Lexus CT Could Return as a Small SUV

The hybrid sub-compact hatchback was sold in North America between 2011 and 2017. The new CT could slot between the sub-compact UX and...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.