How End-To-End Solutions Support Tomorrow’s Automotive Electrical Systems


We are living in a time of significant change and disruption in the automotive industry. The amount of electrical and electronic content in today’s vehicles continues to explode as consumers demand greater personalization of products and regular feature updates, and as tomorrow’s technologies such as autonomous and electric drive continue to develop. Meanwhile, established carmakers are gra... » read more

Startup Funding: October 2020


October 2020 was a big month for startups across the automotive space, with sizeable funding all around. Three startups based out of China brought in over $100M apiece for ADAS and autonomous driving, and a fourth U.S.-based startup saw $125M investment for simulating and testing autonomous driving systems. Two electric vehicle manufacturers also received $100M+ rounds. Collectively, the auto c... » read more

Electric Vehicle Development From System To Software


There is perhaps no higher profile electronic product category today than electric vehicles (EVs). Aggressive startups pioneered the market, but many major automobile manufacturers are now participating as well. Rising fuel costs, improved battery technology and increased environmental sensitivity have all helped to drive public enthusiasm for EVs. In response, developers are driving continuous... » read more

Virtual Prototyping For Electric Vehicles: From System To Software


Road vehicles have long been considered one of the most challenging types of development projects. The tight interaction between electrical and mechanical components and the inherent safety requirements of high-speed/high-power operation are just the baseline issues. Layered on top of that are the many challenges of the physical environment: wide temperature and humidity range, noise, vibration... » read more

Startup Funding: July 2020


A number of semiconductor and design companies took in funding this month, from a mega round for a data center switch maker to seed grants for two Canadian companies and new funding for an IP marketplace. China continues to be a hot area for electric vehicles, with one company raising half a billion for its two models currently in production. For July, we highlight fifteen startups that raised ... » read more

Startup Funding: June 2020


Two Chinese startups drew big investment as the country aims to become more semiconductor independent as trade restrictions continue. One company deals in wafers, packaging, and IC design, while the other is focused on AI chips. Quantum computing startups didn't see large investments this month, as most are still very young companies, but the number of them grew with a new university spin-out e... » read more

The Future Of Mobility: Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared


By Bettina Weiss and Sven Beiker As the amount of electronics in automobiles continues to increase, it is becoming more common to hear a vehicle referred to as a “computer on wheels.” To that end, innovation occurs at the intersection of automotive and microelectronics so that leveraging synergies and contemplating joint initiatives becomes crucial in shaping the future of both fields. I... » read more

Simulation-driven EV Battery Pack Design And Manufacturing In The Decade Of Vehicle Electrification


In the last decade, the electric vehicle (EV) industry has grown tremendously from just few offerings to today, when every automaker is working to electrify its vehicle portfolio. A lion’s share of this growth can be attributed to the advancements in lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. Since 2010, Li-ion battery costs have come down by 87% [1] and energy density has tripled [2]. Automake... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Nov. 19


Quantum communications chip Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Australian National University, A∗STAR, University of Science and Technology of China, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Sun Yat-sen University, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and National University of Singapore built an integrated silicon photonic chip capable of performing quantu... » read more

Building Powertrains To Meet EV Demand


Throughout history, customer demand has always been a driving factor in companies’ product portfolios around the world. Today, the demand for a cleaner earth is unparalleled, with individuals wanting products and services that minimize harm to the environment. This amazing transition in customer demand is apparent everywhere. The food industry is experiencing a rise in vegan requests, the ... » read more

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