LONDON Component groups Elmos Semiconductor AG (Dortmund, Germany) and NEC Electronics Corporation (Kawasaki, Japan) have sealed a strategic collaboration deal that will see them jointly developing and manufacturing a wide range of products targeting the automotive and industrial markets.
Initial projects focus on smart microcontrollers with enhanced functionality, intelligent systems based chips including communication transceivers, and smart power devices with secure operation.
"Combining the core competences and related technologies from both companies will enable us to enhance our market position - a gain for both companies", says Shinichi Iwamoto, Vice President of NEC Electronics, responsible for Microcomputer Operations Unit.
Many of these projects focus on combining the strengths of high performance devices from NEC Electronics, like the 8- to 32-bit microcontroller series, together with application-specific, analog / mixed-signal chips from Elmos.
Dr. Anton Mindl, CEO of Elmos Semiconductor, added the long-term partnership will unveil so far untapped revenues at both companies due to coordinated joint products, adjusted product portfolios, and joint penetration of regional markets.
The co-operation also includes worldwide marketing and selling activities of both organizations.