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  • Writer's pictureNATALIA SOUSA

Tata Elxsi and Renesas Establish "Next-Generation EV Innovation Center".

Updated: Apr 10, 2022

Tata Elxsi, and Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced their collaboration on a state-of-the-art design centre in Bangalore to develop targeted solutions for electric vehicles (EV). The new Next Generation EV Innovation Center (NEVIC) was opened in January.

Electric Vehicles have become foundational to the new mobility paradigm across the globe. Specific segments, such as two-wheel and light EVs are finding rapid adoption, especially in emerging markets such as India where these segments fit across multiple use cases. To enable this adoption, solutions that can offer key building blocks for scalability and re-usability while delivering reliable performance and offering room for technology customization are critical.

Tata Elxsi and Renesas will bring together their deep domain expertise, intellectual property, and assets to the NEVIC and collaborate to create reference designs and solution accelerators for critical EV subsystems like Battery Management Systems and Motor Control Units, among others. With the electric vehicle market, especially the Light EV segment, at an inflection point, the companies aim to provide key enablers for the market, starting with India and expanding globally to optimize development time and effort.

''We are excited to continue our collaboration with Renesas, a market leader in semiconductors for integrated, sophisticated and reliable solutions for the Electrification domain," said Shaju S, Vice President and Head of Transportation, Tata Elxsi. "Electric vehicles are revolutionizing not only the traditional automotive market but also the mobility and energy ecosystems as a whole. Our customers will undoubtedly benefit from the proven chipsets and support system of Renesas. It will definitely help us develop cutting-edge and futuristic solutions that the industry demands. Markets like India are susceptible to cost, and these solutions will help cut down product development risks, costs and greatly improve time-to-market. In addition, we also bring industry-proven solutions and services for productization, testing, calibration and downstream integration, which will benefit customers in rapid NPI and time-to-market. These include eMobility HILS for validation and AUTOSAR suite 4.2.2 and 4.3 for software integration."

''Renesas is pleased to work with Tata Elxsi, a proven leader of design and technology services for the automotive industry," said Taizo Hayashi, Vice President of Automotive New Business Creation Division, Renesas. ''This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to support the 'Make in India' government initiative and we look forward to generating future business growth in India. The NEVIC Solution Center will be a turning point as OEMs and Tier 1s will now have access to secure system solutions and can leverage Tata Elxsi's Electrification expertise for use case specific customizations."