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NXP and Foxconn Open Joint Lab to Accelerate SDV Development

NXP Semiconductors and Hon Hai Technology Group (“Foxconn”) opened a joint laboratory in the Foxconn Nankan Facility in Taiwan, marking a new milestone in the companies’ strategic collaboration for software-defined electric vehicle development. The joint lab aims to accelerate Foxconn’s efforts in software-defined, electric vehicles, leveraging NXP’s comprehensive electrification portfolio and cross-vehicle system solutions using the S32G and S32K3 families for domain and zonal controllers targeting service-oriented gateways, vehicle networking and safe vehicle control.

Why it matters: According to McKinsey & Company, the global automotive software and electronics market is expected to reach $462 billion by 2030, representing a 5.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2019. The way vehicles are architected, designed, manufactured and experienced is being transformed by software, but this transformation will be an industry-wide effort, requiring close collaboration between diverse stakeholders.

The joint laboratory in Taoyuan is a significant example of this team effort. It benefits from bringing together Foxconn’s deep knowledge and experience in electronics manufacturing with NXP’s longstanding expertise in safe and secure system solutions to enable architectural innovation and platforms for electrification, connectivity, and safe automated driving. Together, the companies aim to accelerate the development time for software-defined electric vehicles.

In July 2022, NXP announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Foxconn to jointly develop platforms for a new generation of smart connected vehicles, aiming to leverage NXP’s portfolio of automotive technologies. The joint laboratory in Foxconn’s Nankan facility will be the primary location for innovation, discussion, training and enabling new applications. The collaborative lab brings together more than 200 engineers based locally and abroad from both Foxconn and NXP. 

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