Published: August 29, 2016 | Woburn, USA
LG Electronics’ latest Online Connectivity Units (OCU) being leveraged across Volkswagen automobiles to enhance connectivity are now powered with Skyworks’ semiconductor solutions. Skyworks, an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things is capitalizing on the need for advanced, next generation wireless devices addressing this growing market opportunity.
The OCUs offer drivers seamless access to features such as smart home and location-based services from their vehicles. Specifically, LG is leveraging eight Skyworks products, including advanced analog control ICs and integrated front-end modules.
John O’Neill, vice president of product marketing for Skyworks, said:
Skyworks is excited to partner with LG as they join forces with automotive leaders like Volkswagen in transforming cars into rolling hotspots. Our automotive design wins with LG demonstrate how Skyworks is leveraging its mobile connectivity expertise, partnerships and scale to expand our reach across the Internet of Things.
JS Kim, head of LG telematics research and development, said:
As connected car technology continues to push the performance envelope and application boundaries, we rely on innovators like Skyworks to enable vital wireless connectivity for our next generation platforms. With Skyworks’ advanced mobile communications solutions, we are revolutionizing the way drivers interact with their vehicles.
LG’s Online Connectivity Units are utilizing various devices including Skyworks’ SkyHi™ multimode modules and switches. According to PwC’s Strategy& 2015 study, Volkswagen ranked first for connected car innovation for both safety and infotainment.