STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor company for electronics applications, is working with Allystar to develop and market GNSS solutions for automotive products and other applications. Allystar is a spin-off from CEC Huada Electronic Design Co. Ltd. and a Chinese GNSS chip designer.
GNSS solutions and technologies, including China’s BeiDou navigation system, are playing an ever-increasing role in many different domains, related to smart mobility. Specifically, enhanced-precision location technology enabled by multi-constellation GNSS solutions, in combination with radars, cameras and various sensors, will be a key enabler for autonomous cars.
ST and Allystar are already co-marketing products for the automotive market and cost-competitive products for the consumer market.
“GNSS positioning technologies are vital for a variety of services and applications and will be one of the key building blocks for autonomous-driving solutions,” said Marco Monti, executive vice president and general manager, Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics. “Working closely with Allystar, the Chinese leader in GNSS/BeiDou solutions, allows ST to better address the enormous positioning market of China and Asia.”
Allystar is the first Chinese company ranked in the international top 10 of GNSS chips, and has won many important prizes and awards in China recognizing its R&D excellence and innovation capability, according to a press release by ST.