STMicroelectronics, FAW Group establish joint laboratory
by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff
Research lab aimed at developing new technologies in automotive electronics
BEIJING—Automotive electronics supplier STMicroelectronics (ST) announced it is working with vehicle manufacturer FAW Group to establish a joint research lab in China.
Located in the FAW Group Research and Development Center, the collaborative lab will focus on research in power train, chassis, safety, car body, car infotainment and new-energy technologies, as well as other automotive applications, ST announced.
FAW will adopt ST’s micro-controllers (MCUs), application-specific standard products (ASSPs) and smart drivers in their advanced research in automotive electronics platforms.
The joint lab will focus on advanced research in automotive electronics systems.
Building on ST’s global automotive electronics experience and know-how, devices including PowerPC series 32-bit micro-controllers and EMS (engine management system) highly integrated chip solutions, reference designs and technical support, the ST/FAW lab will accelerate joint development of advanced automotive-electronics technologies such as ECU (engine control units), TCU (transmission control unit) and EPS (electric power steering).
FAW manufactures passenger vehicles, commercial trucks and buses and coaches.
The largest automotive group in China, FAW has established joint ventures with Volkswagen/Audi, Toyota, Mazda and GM.