AMI Semiconductor recently announced its associate membership to the FlexRay Consortium—a move that will further strengthen the company’s support for in-vehicle networking (IVN) applications.
By becoming a member of the Consortium, AMIS has access to the FlexRay technology, with a free-of-charge, royalty-free licence for automotive applications. In addition, the company will have access to early industry information and the results of FlexRay developments, along with the FlexRay-related IP of all other FlexRay members.
“Becoming an associate member of the FlexRay Consortium supports our objectives to continually strengthen our portfolio of IVN products and will enable us to design custom SoC solutions that are optimised to the requirements of the growing X-by-wire and safety critical applications market,” said Hervé Branquart, AMI Semiconductor’s worldwide marketing manager of integrated mixed-signal products for the automotive market.
Formed in September 2000, the FlexRay Consortium is responsible for driving the adoption of an open standard for high-speed bus systems for X-by-wire and other distributed control vehicle applications. As a manufacturer of IVN ASSPs and advanced, system on chip (SoC) solutions based on mixed-signal technologies for the automotive sector, the applications that the FlexRay standard is enabling are key strategic targets for AMIS.