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GWM China establishes joint lab with STMicroelectronics

Anuradha Shukla | July 3, 2013
Lab focuses on advanced research and development of automotive applications.

STMicroelectronics has established a joint development laboratory by collaborating with Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM) in China.   

Both partners have signed a strategic partnership to this end and set up this laboratory at GWM’s Technical Center.

This newly announced lab is designed to facilitate advanced research and development of solutions in safety, car infotainment, new-energy technologies and other automotive applications.

STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor company and a supplier of automotive electronics. The company will contribute its latest automotive-electronics technologies and solutions including GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) and BCM (Body Control Modules) for this lab project.

“The cooperation of Great Wall and ST is well positioned to address and anticipate the requirements and new directions in automotive electronics applications,” said Marco Monti, executive vice president, general manager of Automotive Product Group, STMicroelectronics.

Better fuel efficiency

STMicroelectronics and GWM recognise the increasing demand for better fuel efficiency and safety by the consumers. 

This cooperation between the two companies will bring world class technologies and products, expertise, and total commitment to the automotive sector.

Both partners will work towards increasing comfort for car users and will make a significant difference to the rapidly growing automotive electronics market.

Great Wall Motor Company Limited (GWM) is an SUV and pickup manufacturer in China. The company advises local automotive companies to implement strategic transformation and develop their own core technologies to compete with joint-venture brands. 

These strategic moves are imperative for these local automotive companies as they are confronted with unprecedented competitive pressure these days. 

"The establishment of a joint laboratory with ST will play a very important role in helping GWM to enhance our core competences in automotive electronics and it will build a solid foundation for deep cooperation of both parties in the future," said Huang Yong, senior vice president and chief director of Technical Center, Great Wall Motor. 

 

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