As part of that strategy, Stellantis will develop three technological platforms, including STLA Brain for electrics/electronics and software, that it will deploy on four new EV platforms.
There will be four families of microcontrollers that will cover more than 80 percent of Stellantis’ semiconductor requirements, starting in 2024, CEO Carlos Tavares said in the news release, “helping to significantly modernize our components, reduce complexity, and simplify the supply chain.
“This will also boost our ability to innovate faster and build products and services at a rapid pace,” he added.
In addition to being used on the STLA Brain technological platform, the semiconductors from the partnership “will be utilized within the Foxconn EV ecosystem,” the news release said.
Foxconn, best known as Apple’s iPhone production partner, is becoming increasingly involved in EV development and production over the past year, seeing the rising interest in the category as a potent growth driver.
The nonbinding memorandum of understanding on semiconductors is Foxconn’s second partnership with Stellantis. In May, the companies announced the Mobile Drive joint venture to develop “smart cockpits,” human-machine intefaces (HMI) and services.
Mobile Drive is expected to be finalized by the end of the year, Stellantis said Tuesday.