Electric Vehicle

Inventec & Renesas partner on automotive gateway concept

TAIPEI and TOKYO, September 11, 2023 ― Inventec and Renesas Electronics Corporation announced an agreement to design automotive-grade gateway solutions for electric vehicle market. The companies will develop a Proof of Concept (PoC) for connected gateways based on R-Car system-on-chip (SoC) from Renesas.

Under the terms of the agreement, Renesas will provide Inventec its latest offering of R-Car SoCs, analog, and power products. They will also offer engineering support to assist Inventec in developing a PoC for next-generation in-vehicle connected gateway systems. The two companies will regularly share product development roadmaps, market insights and specifications. Moreover, the first PoC will integrate cybersecurity and over-the-air (OTA) features for connected gateway applications. Inventec expects to be available by Q2 of 2024.

“We are delighted to have Inventec as a partner to build a faster and more secure gateway solution for EVs,” said Takeshi Fuse, Head of Function Unit and Business Development for the High Performance Computing, Analog and Power Solutions Group at Renesas. “As Tier1s and car manufacturers increasingly invest in automotive electrification, we are uniquely positioned to build a working design. This design addresses the complex demands of today’s automotive industry.”

“We have years of experience serving the PC, server and mobile phone markets and meeting the performance and reliability requirements of our customers,” said Sam Yeh, Chairman of Inventec. “The integration of our technology with Renesa’s field-proven R-Car SoC platform will enable us to reach a new base of EV customers. They are in search of advanced intelligent automotive solutions around the world.”

The development of the PoC for automotive gateways reflects a transformational shift toward new E/E architectures in the automotive industry. Automotive system developers need to integrate complex networks of electronic control units (ECUs) into their vehicles. It is that to enable software to receive OTA updates securely. The new PoC will not only drive innovation in vehicle development. It also create new possibilities for emerging vehicle manufacturers worldwide to take part in the rapidly expanding EV market.

The Renesas R-Car is a high-performance, scalable compute platform that addresses a wide range of automotive applications. Such as Automated Driving (AD), ADAS, connected gateways, in-vehicle infotainment systems, cockpits, and dashboards. In the future, the two companies plan to collaborate not only in connected gateways. In a wide range of in-vehicle applications such as vehicle computers, and battery management systems.

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