Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has expanded its automotive semiconductor portfolio for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) market by acquiring CogniVue.
A maker of image cognition intellectual property (IP) for the automotive and consumer markets, CogniVue’s products will be added to Freescale’s automotive semiconductor portfolio, which the company has shipped more than 20 million units into ADAS applications. It also says it will bring CogniVue’s vision IP development capabilities and R&D in-house in order to fuel growth in the automotive sector, but also speed time-to-market and innovation to carmakers.
Bob Conrad, senior VP and GM of Freescale’s Automotive MCU group, says in a statement that the acquisition will allow Freescale to supply makers of automated car applications with performance, safety, security and reliability that many of these new vehicles require. CogniVue’s vision processing IP is already available in multiple Freescale products such as the S32V processor that was announced in March.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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