ON Semiconductor has announced a strategic relationship with Audi following its selection to become part of the German car maker’s Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP). Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program is aimed at developing a core competency in the semiconductor area, the program is designed to rapidly make the latest semiconductor technologies available in cars, while increasing reliability. Earlier the companies like Samsung electonics, Renesas electronics have also joined PSCP.
Automotive innovations have increasingly been enabled by semiconductor-based solutions – a trend set to continue due to sophisticated powertrain electrification, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the progression towards autonomous driving.
In addition, other applications such as those related to comfort and convenience, infotainment and vehicle connectivity are driving semiconductor use in the automotive sector. This makes establishing programs and standards in alignment with leading semiconductor suppliers to create a mutual understanding of technology innovation and quality a highly valuable proposition.
ON Semiconductor is into image sensors, power management and connectivity for automated driving systems. The new collaboration between Audi and ON Semiconductor is expected to help advance the mobility revolution by enabling accelerated development and the introduction of exciting new capabilities in automated driving systems and vehicle electrification.