Automaker Stellantis and electronics manufacturer Foxconn are teaming up to design and produce purpose-built semiconductors for the automotive industry.
“With Foxconn, we aim to create four new families of chips that will cover over 80% of our semiconductor needs, helping to significantly modernize our components, reduce complexity, and simplify the supply chain,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. “Foxconn has the depth of experience in manufacturing semiconductors and software—two key components in the production of electric vehicles,” said Foxconn CEO Young Liu. “We look forward to sharing this expertise with Stellantis, and together we will tackle the long-term supply chain shortages, as we continue with expansion into the electric vehicle market.”
The chips will be part of the STLA Brain product line, which is a new OTA-capable electronic and software architecture that will undergird Stellantis’s four EV platforms in 2024. The company says it will also sell the chips to third-party customers.