STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, IMECAS, leader in IC technologies, and EPOCH, a technology company working in electric vehicle battery nights; have announced a formal alliance. The aim is to develop and market a battery management system for New Energy Vehicles (NEV).
The three companies have planned to develop a battery controller using the most advanced Smart Power (BCD) technology and the SPC5x automotive microcontrollers from ST. The solution is an attempt to meet the market requirements for performance, quality, and reliability.
“Through the cooperation with IMECAS and EPOCH, ST is ready to contribute its technologies, products, and experience to China’s transition towards a greener and safer automotive industry. Our key components for all the main automotive applications, and especially New Energy Vehicles that include power technologies, smart drivers, microcontrollers, and control and connectivity solutions, will enable IMECAS and EPOCH to address the ambitious targets of the China 2025 program for the automotive industry,” said Marco Monti, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics.
About IMECAS / EPOCH
IMECAS is an R&D Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the largest state-owned national academy for nature sciences in P.R.C. IMECAS mission is to develop Microelectronics IC and equipment focusing on IoT, EDA (Electronic Design Automation), and New Energy Vehicle industries. Their major research fields include highly reliable device and circuit, IC advanced manufacturing process, IC design technology, IC equipment, IC high-density packaging, microwave device and Nanoelectronics.
IMECAS has incorporated and appointed EPOCH to carry out the activities envisioned in this Agreement in mainland China. EPOCH is an independent technology company, which specializes in electric-vehicle battery fire-proof system solutions and is a technology leader in BMS chips for communication base stations.
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