28 Mar '15, 7am
NXP-Freescale Fusion Creates Automotive Semiconductor Powerhouse
IHS ADAS semiconductor research , the revenue for MCUs, DSPs, processors and SoCs used for data fusion, front-view camera functions and radar-sensor functions is set to grow fourfold, reaching $600 million by 2020. Freescale is also one of the major suppliers for silicon-germanium (SiGe) 77GHz-based radar chipsets used in long-range and mid-range ADAS applications. Radar technology is primarily found in collision warning and AEB applications, which are a part of the car safety guidelines from EuroNCAP, NHTSA and other regional bodies. The radar sensor market will double by 2020, and NXP can get on board with other radar sensor suppliers.