STMicroelectronics a global manufacturer of semiconductors, and ArcCore, which provides AUTOSAR software, have announced a strategic cooperation that significantly reduces the cost, risk and time-to-market for customers developing embedded automotive systems based on the AUTOSAR framework.
The partnership brings together ST’s SPC5 family of 32-bit Power Architecture microcontrollers, specifically developed for use in automotive ECUs, and ArcCore’s established AUTOSAR development software. Under the terms of the agreement, ST customers will get access to ArcCore’s comprehensive AUTOSAR development software for the SPC5 without any up-front costs, paying a license fee only after the evaluation period.
Said Luca Rodeschini, microcontroller BU director, automotive and discrete group, STMicroelectronics, “ST and ArcCore are changing the rules for developing AUTOSAR solutions. Customers can now explore, develop, optimize and industrialize innovative automotive applications that are fully compatible with AUTOSAR’s specifications but do not require initial software payments. In addition, the license fee, payable only when the project ends its evaluation phase, is substantially lower than existing solutions.”
February 25, 2016