|NXP and Chongqing Establish Center for Automotive Electronics Applications Development in China|
Chongqing, a mega city with more than 30 million inhabitants located in southwest China, plays a vital role in China's modern automobile industry. As the country's largest automobile production base with 14 vehicle manufacturers, Chongqing has identified automotive growth as a key strategic pillar and seeks to build its strength and competitive edge by expanding its semiconductor capabilities.
NXP has partnered with the Chongqing Economic and Information Technology Commission and the Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Administrative Committee to drive more automotive industry growth with the new applications development center. The state-of-the-art facility, staffed with NXP automotive experts, provides a tight link to local automotive teams that will bring their products, reference designs and application support needs for world-class consultation. This synergy will build expertise and help the region's automakers bring products and innovation to market sooner.
The agreement outlines a 15-year minimum window of commitment, the hiring of 100 team members and massive joint investment to create rich conditions for growth. It also aims to increase tier one electronic capability and build and support infrastructure with an initial focus on microcontrollers.
About Chongqing and the Application Center
"It is the right time for NXP to establish the China Auto Electronics Application Development Center in Chongqing," said Wu Cunrong, member of Standing Committee and executive vice mayor of Chongqing. "Combining automotive and electronic information, the automotive electronics industry has a vast space for development. Chongqing is currently targeting global market demand and focusing on automotive electronics research and development in order to promote industrial transformation and upgrading. We hope that the Application Center will enhance the capability of Chongqing in auto electronics R&D, improve the industrial ecosystem and enhance the vitality of industrial development. I hope that the project can start construction as soon as possible, so that we can benefit from its research and development capacity."
"Over the past 30 years, NXP has very successfully established a deep cooperation with
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|November 02, 2017|