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NXP, I2IT launch India automotive centre

Posted: 28 Apr 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:automotive  electronics  product development 

NXP Semiconductors N.V. in collaboration with the International Institute of Information Technology (I2IT) launch the Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Pune aiming to foster the innovation in the field of automotive electronics while providing students, faculties, automotive OEMs, automotive sub-assembly suppliers and industries in the region with expert technical support for product development and research activities to address market demands.

Located at I2IT Pune Campus, this centre is a step in the direction of an NXP initiative called NXP 'Anubhav' to set up state-of-the-art labs at top engineering institutes in India.

Speaking on the association with NXP, Vijay Bhatkar, chief mentor at I2IT says, "As a world-class institute, we pride ourselves on giving our students opportunities to work closely with industry. We plan to work with some of the leading companies to allow our students to work on live projects related to automotive domain. We are confident that our association with a leading semiconductors company like NXP will tremendously benefit our students and faculty, specialising in this domain and also create unique opportunity for Industry Institute collaboration."

The ACE centre will be used for teaching and working on industry projects in the fields of high performance mixed signal (HPMS) solutions for application in automotive electronics and other industrial domains. ACE at I2IT will foster talent, facilitate technology absorption, knowledge generation and focus in chosen domain to develop application and solution for specific markets like India.

Through the Centre, NXP will provide electronic product development facilities for local OEMs and other customers in the region. ACE will have tools, software, and hardware facilities for specialised automotive electronics domains such as Infotainment, Telematics, Car Access and Immobilisers, In-Vehicle-Networking (IVN), Sensors, and General Purpose semiconductor devices.

ACE will also be used to conduct seminars, technology trainings, and hands-on workshops in the campus by NXP, I2IT and industry experts. NXP will work closely with the I2IT to incorporate NXP technology into the academic curriculum to familiarise students and faculty with NXP's HPMS product portfolio.

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