Fujitsu and Autotalks Partner to Provide Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Processor
Technology Partnership enables delivery of automotive grade processor in 2012
Langen, Germany and Kfar Netter, Israel, 27th September 2011
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) and Autotalks today announced that they have reached an agreement to co-operate on Autotalks’ communication processor, to be developed by Autotalks and manufactured by Fujitsu Semiconductor. The combined efforts of the two technology leaders will provide OEMs and Tier1s with the best vehicle-to-vehicle communication processor at the highest level of reliability.
Autotalks’ vehicle-to-vehicle technology, which combines optimised vehicular modem, advanced security, enhanced positioning and safety application processor, utilises Fujitsu’s extensive silicon technology solutions and long, reliable history of high-quality products as well as its established production facilities. By providing complete and enhanced feature sets for OEMs and Tier1s, this partnership will enable deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle communication units.
“We are delighted to be working with Autotalks and are dedicated to bringing our customers the very best technological differentiators to help fuel innovation and development. Autotalks has an excellent technology for vehicle-to-vehicle communication,” said Mark Ellins, Director Common Technologies & Functions at FSEU. “Fujitsu offers its leading-edge technology and related assets to all custom IC users. A worldwide support program is fully prepared and proven.”
“Fujitsu’s cutting-edge design, manufacturing and testing technologies enable us to provide an automotive grade product, which will be the first to satisfy OEMs and Tier1s’ requirements for vehicle-to-vehicle communication series production” said Nir Sasson, CEO of Autotalks. “We are committed to continue strengthening and advancing our supply chain for meeting automotive market expectations. Autotalks is preparing to support the expected worldwide ramp of the Vehicle-to-vehicle communication market.”
Autotalks’ Integrated Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Processor uses its own advanced technologies, developed to increase communication reliability, and provides the most accurate information for safety applications. The technology was tested in many field trials worldwide. The communication processor supports the US, EU and Japan specifications, and will be available in 2012.
“The flexibility of Autotalks’ communication processor and our experience with vehicle-to-vehicle installation aspects enable us to address different configurations for OEMs and Tier1s in the most comprehensive way and in a cost-effective manner,” said Onn Haran, CTO of Autotalks. “By leveraging our existing, successful technology, we are able to deliver the first and most advanced automotive grade vehicle-to-vehicle chip to the market.”