Motorola, Elmos Semiconductor Announce Partnership

April 04, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Motorola (Austin, TX) and Elmos Semiconductor AG (Germany) announced a long-term partnership to jointly drive innovative architectures for the automotive market. The two companies are joining forces to provide automotive customers more advanced microcontroller choices with an emphasis on broader peripheral sets, price-competitive solutions and fast time-to-market.

The alliance is expected of offer car manufacturers comprehensive solutions for 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers and DSPs, supporting a wide variety of applications. The partnership is further intended to combine Motorola's microcontroller cores and subsystems with Elmos' fast, flexible designs of standard- and high-voltage peripherals.

“Advanced automotive systems including mechatronic design trends are demanding even greater levels of functional integration and performance. Hence the partnership of Motorola and Elmos, two leading semiconductor suppliers with complimentary strengths within automotive, is a perfect response to customer requirements," commented Chris Webber, VP automotive electronics and telematics practice.