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NEC, Elmos commence joint partnership

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:partnership joint? microcontroller? automotive industrial?

NEC Electronics Corp. and Elmos Semiconductor AG are joining forces, inking a worldwide long-term partnership. The deal will encompass the joint development, cross-use of engineering and manufacturing services as well as common marketing of products for the automotive and industrial markets.

According to the companies, customers will benefit from the combined strengths of high-performance devices from NEC, like the 8- to 32bit MCU series, together with robust and reliable application-specific, analog/mixed-signal chips from Elmos.

"Combining the core competences and related technologies from both companies will enable us to enhance our market positiona gain for both companies", says Shinichi Iwamoto, VP of NEC, responsible for microcomputer operations unit. "The teams already started to work on first projects and made a lot of progress."

The deal calls for mutual access to the partner's IP portfolio. First concepts address smart MCUs with enhanced functionality, intelligent system base chips including communication transceivers, and smart power devices with secure operation.

"With NEC Electronics we have found a well established and experienced partner. We are both looking forward to synchronize our individual product roadmaps by addressing the competitive advantages for the customers by well tuned system solutions", comments Anton Mindl, CEO of Elmos. "We already received a very positive feedback from our customers."

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