Total market worth $3.02B
Benefiting from its leadership position in AM/FM tuner and audio processing chips, NXP Semiconductors NV in 2012 retained its rank as the world’s top supplier of application-specific standard product (ASSP) semiconductors for the automotive infotainment market.
NXP last year posted automotive infotainment ASSP revenue of $459 million, giving it a market share of 15 percent, according to insights from a forthcoming report from the IHS Automotive and Telematics Service from information and analytics provider IHS. The company’s market share remained unchanged compared to 2011.
Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that Fujitsu Semiconductor has standardized on the Mentor Graphics® HyperLynx® Signal Integrity technology as the company’s LSI-IC Packaging (PKG)-Printed Circuit Board (PCB) co-design tool for fast and accurate high-speed simulation and analysis.
Bus speeds are getting faster and the demand for noise timing-aware LSI-PKG-PCB co-design is increasing. Fujitsu Semiconductor adopted the HyperLynx product suite to address problems caused by high-speed signals throughout the design cycle, from early architectural stages through post-layout verification.
SpringSoft, Inc. said its Certitude™ Functional Qualification System has been successfully deployed by Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited . The Certitude software enables engineers in Fujitsu’s Automotive Business Unit to raise the quality of verification environments and intellectual property (IP) design components required to develop microcontroller unit (MCU) solutions for a broad range of automotive electronics applications.
Design teams in Japan initially used the Certitude system to evaluate the quality of their current register transfer level (RTL) simulation-based verification environments, improve internal IP quality, and qualify third-party IP designs for Fujitsu 32-bit FR RISC microcontrollers for automotive applications. Based on the positive results achieved to date, Fujitsu Semiconductor will expand deployment of the Certitude software to teams at Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH in Germany as they commence development of next-generation automotive semiconductor products.