NXP, Freescale in semiconductor mega-merger

(Photo: NXP)

Netherlands-based NXP has agreed to acquire Freescale, creating a mixed signal semiconductor group with combined annual revenue of more than 10 billion dlrs. The two companies said in a press release that the combined group, which will have a leading position in automotive semiconductor products, will be able to, over time, generate annual savings of […]

Alliance formed to advance ethernet for in-car connectivity

The OPEN alliance says ethernet is a cost-effective automotive networking technology (Photo: NXP)

  Carmakers BMW and Hyundai have teamed up with Broadcom, NXP Semiconductors, Freescale and Harman to make ethernet the computer networking technology of choice inside the car. The move comes as the auto industry is preparing for new and more data-heavy applications for tomorrow’s cars. Key among these are camera-based safety and security features, but […]