Simona Almajan, NXP Semiconductors Romania: “It’s very important to continue the momentum of innovation and to support start-ups and R&D centers”
“In the last two years there have been a lot of talks on the new architecture of cars. The current architecture is not sustainable anymore. Based on what OEMs want, companies in the supply chain like NXP are having constant conversations with them to find out how they are designing their products, so we know what kind of solutions to provide. Of course, there is a lot of innovation and acceleration in chips development. Now we have microprocessors with complex accelerators performing several functions,” Simona Almajan, Country Manager, NXP Semiconductors Romania said during Automotive R&D Power Breakfast organized by Automotive Today and The Diplomat-Bucharest.
“It’s very important to continue the momentum of innovation and to support start-ups and R&D centers.
The cars will have more and more software. That means that future functionalities in the cars will be software-driven, not hardware-driven like in the past.
To expand the customer experience there is also the need to have customized features in the cars, on the dashboard, in the cockpit or in the safety and security side. It’s an exponential growth in software development for future cars.
We need sophisticated chips with lot of capabilities, which will fill the needs of service-oriented gateways. Speaking about cybersecurity, we have started to grow our competence center. Modern chips have security accelerators inside, providing all kinds of cybersecurity native services.”