Renesas, SAIC Joint Lab to Accelerate China's Car Market
Renesas Electronics Corporation has established the Automotive Electronic Joint Laboratory with SAIC Volkswagen Automobile Co., The joint laboratory aims to accelerate research and development efforts to support emerging automotive electronics applications, starting with cockpit and vehicle control, for the Chinese automotive market.
Dr. Qingwen Wu (left), Executive Director SAIC Volkswagen (left) and Tomomitsu Maoka, Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics (right)
The joint laboratory will combine Renesas' advanced microcontrollers, system-on-chips and software expertise with SAIC Volkswagen's development capabilities, supporting SAIC Volkswagen to develop next-generation automotive electronic platforms with software module development and system integration capabilities to meet the demands of the Chinese automotive electronics industry.
"Through this joint laboratory, we will explore emerging and leading technologies that can drive new innovations for the automotive industry in China," said Tomomitsu Maoka, Senior Vice President of Renesas Electronics and Chairman of Renesas Electronics China. Dr. Qingwen Wu, Executive Director at SAIC on the other hand said, "Through our close collaboration in the field of vehicle body electronics and in new fields such as digital cockpit and smart connectivity, we aim to develop a hardware and software platform that will enable us to attain leading market positions."