Global semiconductors specialist, ST Microelectronics has entered into an agreement with Hyundai Autron to collaborate on developing world-class electronic control systems for automotive applications. Hyundai Autron is the electronics subsidiary of Hyundai Motors Group of Korea.
The first collaboration will target semiconductors for power-train applications and specifically for engine management units. The two companies are also considering expanding the cooperation into other applications, beginning with using existing ST Application Specific Standard Products in new-generation vehicles.
ST brings its market-tested, reliable automotive technologies including industry-leading smart-power technologies such as BCD (Bipolar‑CMOS‑DMOS) to the cooperation. The ST’s smart-power technologies enable effective integration of interface, control, and communication functions together with the power-driver section and cost-effective implementation of distributed intelligence.
According to Myunghee Lee, Sr. Vice President of Hyundai Autron, ST was a good fit for them as a reliable partner with a broad technology portfolio, in-house manufacturing and proven commitment to automotive products.
Marco Monti, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, ST Microelectronics Automotive Product Group adds that Hyundai Autron, like ST is highly focused on quality and value in its products with both companies believing ST’s world-class technology, reliability, manufacturing strength and design expertise can make a significant contribution to one of the fastest-growing car brands globally.