DENSO and Toyota form a joint venture for next-generation vehicle semiconductors

DENSO Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation are teaming up on the research and development (R&D) of in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies aim to establish new joint venture company in April 2020 to develop next-generation solid state conductive materials.

Electronic controls have been increasingly implemented into vehicles and their performance continuously improves. While the companies released no details concerning their semiconductor research focus, potential applications could include developments for active safety systems, autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, connectivity, and vehicle networking among others.


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