Software Defined Vehicle

NXP and Foxconn launch SDV development lab

NXP and Foxconn opened a joint lab to accelerate the development of software-defined, electric vehicles: Zeke Wu, EV E/EA R&D Director, Foxconn E-Business Group (left) with Elton Tsang, Senior Sales Director of NXP Semiconductors Taiwan.

What’s new

NXP® Semiconductors and Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”) opened a joint laboratory in the Foxconn Nankan Facility in Taiwan. This marks a new milestone in the companies’ strategic collaboration for software-defined electric vehicle development. The joint lab’s goal is to expedite Foxconn’s software-defined electric vehicle initiatives. It achieves this by utilizing NXP’s extensive electrification portfolio and cross-vehicle system solutions. The S32G and S32K3 families use domain and zonal controllers, emphasizing service-oriented gateways, vehicle networking, and safe vehicle control.

Why it matters:

According to McKinsey & Company , the global automotive software and electronics market is expected to reach $462 billion by 2030, representing a 5.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2019. Software is transforming the architecture, design, manufacture, and experience of vehicles. However, this transformation will be an industry-wide effort, requiring close collaboration between diverse stakeholders. The joint laboratory in Taoyuan is a significant example of this team effort. It benefits from bringing together Foxconn’s deep knowledge and experience in electronics manufacturing. It combines with NXP’s longstanding expertise in safe and secure system solutions. This collaboration enables architectural innovation and platforms for electrification, connectivity, and safe automated driving. Together, the companies aim to accelerate the development time for software-defined electric vehicles.

More details:

In July 2022, NXP announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Foxconn to jointly develop platforms for a new generation of smart connected vehicles, aiming to leverage NXP’s portfolio of automotive technologies. The joint laboratory in Foxconn’s Nankan facility will be the primary location for innovation, discussion, training and enabling new applications. The collaborative lab brings together more than 200 engineers based locally and abroad from both Foxconn and NXP.

“Foxconn sees the disruptive challenges and the potential for innovation in today’s automotive industry. NXP has longstanding expertise and leadership in the automotive sector, system understanding, and innovative products. Their laser focus on safety, security, and quality provides the foundation for the collaboration we are strengthening today. The joint lab is a significant milestone in the strategic partnership between Foxconn and NXP. We anticipate Foxconn will adopt the results in its future developments” said Zeke Wu, EV E/EA R&D Director, Foxconn E-Business Group

“We are proud to see the strategic collaboration has moved to the next milestone with the establishment of a joint lab with Foxconn today. The lab will accelerate the progress of electric, software-defined vehicles from talk to reality. The auto industry has to become faster and more efficient, and NXP is pleased to extend its system solutions portfolio to enable electrification, next generation architectures, smart and secure car access systems, and more.” said Elton Tsang, Senior Sales Director of NXP Semiconductors

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