Chongqing, a mega city with more than 30 million inhabitants located in southwest China, plays a vital role in China’s modern automobile industry. As the country’s largest automobile production base with 14 vehicle manufacturers, Chongqing has identified automotive growth as a key strategic pillar and seeks to build its strength and competitive edge by expanding its semiconductor capabilities.
The state-of-the-art facility, staffed with NXP automotive experts, provides a link to local automotive teams that will bring their products, reference designs and application support needs for consultation.
The agreement outlines a 15-year minimum window of commitment, the hiring of 100 team members and joint investment to create conditions for growth. It also aims to increase tier one electronic capability and build and support infrastructure with an initial focus on microcontrollers.
“It is the right time for NXP to establish the China Auto Electronics Application Development Center in Chongqing,” said Wu Cunrong, member of Standing Committee and executive vice mayor of Chongqing. “Combining automotive and electronic information, the automotive electronics industry has a vast space for development. We hope that the Application Center will enhance the capability of Chongqing in auto electronics R&D, improve the industrial ecosystem and enhance the vitality of industrial development.”