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Renesas partners with Tata on advanced electronics for India and emerging markets

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES, Taipei 0

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Renesas, a Japan-based advanced semiconductor solutions provider, will partner with Tata Group's subsidiaries on EVs, semiconductors, and telecom networks, highlighting the ever-deepening partnerships between the two companies.

According to Renesas' press release, Renesas announced a strategic partnership with Tata Motors and Tejas Networks, both Tata Group companies, on the design, development, and manufacturing of Renesas' semiconductor solutions for enhancing innovation across electronics systems for the Indian and emerging markets.

Renesas and Tata Motors will collaborate on developing next-generation automotive electronics and accelerating the development of electric and connected vehicles to enhance Tata Motor's leading market position. To effectively address evolving customers' aspirations, Renesas and Tata Motors will explore a non-exclusive partnership on emerging technologies such as ADAS.

Renesas will collaborate with Tejas for implementing next-generation wireless network solutions, including the design and development of semiconductor solutions for radio units (RU) used in telecom networks, from 4G, 5G, and ORAN, which enables open and flexible 5G RAN deployments, in addition to allowing wider interoperability. The companies aim to roll out products and solutions initially for India and plan to expand their footprint in the global markets.

Furthermore, Renesas and Tata Consultancy Services, another Tata Group subsidiary, will partner by establishing a Joint System Solution Development Center in Bangalore. The planned innovation center will focus on comprehensive system solutions for the IoT, Infrastructure, industrial and automotive segments by leveraging Renesas' semiconductor solutions and TCS' industry experience.

Tata Group has been accelerating its EV and semiconductor business in recent years. Tata Motors is the top electric four-wheeler brand by registrations. According to The Economic Times, Tata Electronics is in talks with global semiconductor companies to cooperate on advanced packaging such as heterogeneous integration, while Tejas Networks acquired Bangalore-based fabless IC startup Saankhya Labs in March.

On the other hand, Renesas announced a partnership with Tata Elxsi to build an EV ecosystem, including an advanced design center in Bangalore.

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