Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Freescale i.MX processors build market momentum in automotive infotainment and telematics markets

2012 International CES, LAS VEGAS, USA: Consumer demand for high-performance, smart connectivity is revolutionizing consumer in-car experiences and creating growth opportunities for silicon providers that offer automotive-grade products capable of meeting the rigorous demands of the automotive industry.

Underscoring this trend, Freescale Semiconductor announces that GM’s 15-year track record of utilizing Freescale silicon for the OnStar platform will continue. Freescale’s i.MX 6Solo applications processor has been selected as the primary processing engine for the next generation of GM’s groundbreaking OnStar telematics system.

The advanced security capabilities of the i.MX 6Solo product were key to its selection. As the era of connected intelligence boosts the volume of data flowing into and out of automobiles, the incorporation of processors that help protect the security of this important data grows increasingly vital to automakers and their customers.

“Freescale is pleased that our i.MX 6Solo device will play a defining role in helping advance GM’s world-class OnStar system,” said Bernd Lienhard, VP and GM, Freescale’s Multimedia Applications Division. “This design win highlights Freescale’s leadership in delivering processing capabilities that meet and exceed the demanding requirements of the world’s top automakers.”

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