PARIS – Scaleo Chip, French designer of ARM-based systems-on-chip, announced it has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (AUTOSAR) consortium as an Associate Member.
Scaleo Chip (Sophia-Antipolis, France) said it would then join automobile manufacturers and suppliers, software vendors, tool manufacturers and semiconductor companies whose common objective consist in establishing an open standard for an automotive architecture enabling the management of existing and emerging embedded functions.
“Scaleo chip, as an automotive semiconductor supplier, needs to provide standard IC compatible with future automotive standard," declared Gilles Marsigné, Scaleo Chip's vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. "First of all, we are a production supplier for actual body controller applications, we have an advanced engineering development with Autosar compatibility requested by an important car manufacturer, for mass production starting 2010. Also, we are part of a French cluster project developing a new body controller architecture which must be AUTOSAR compliance, with an integrated circuit using ARM based core”.
The second step of the standardization process, for which Scaleo Chip joins the Autosar consortium, will last until 2009 and aims to refine and reinforce the specifications.
Marsigné concluded: "This new AUTOSAR Associate Member agreement demonstrates Scaleo chip’s position as a key SoC specialist. We are looking forward to contributing to the definition of an open automotive standard and will provide high level support in the partnership."