SEMI membership will give Volkswagen access to SEMI core competencies in developing international standards and harmonizing technology roadmaps while enabling the automaker to leverage the global SEMI platform to promote industry alignment across supply-chain segments.
Volkswagen is a founding member of the SEMI Global Automotive Advisory Council (GAAC).
Anchoring the SEMI Smart Transportation vertical market platform, GAAC members address automotive technology issues such as device and system reliability and connectivity, promote industry standards, and align roadmaps of carmakers with adjacent industries to accelerate time to market. The GAAC has chapters in Europe, the U.S., Japan, and Taiwan.
“Volkswagen has been a key catalyst in connecting the automotive and semiconductor value chains,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI president and CEO. “Through its leadership in the SEMI Global Automotive Advisory Council and strong automotive stakeholder engagement, Volkswagen exemplifies SEMI’s mission to connect, collaborate and innovate as the GAAC works to accelerate advances in electric mobility and autonomous driving.”
“The semiconductor industry is a role model for managing complexity, time-to-market and cost challenges and therefore holds the key to the automotive transformation,” added Dr. Rolf Zöller, head of Electric/Electronics Development, Volkswagen AG. “With connected, secure and safe electronics the backbone of automated mobility and autonomous driving, aligning supply chain requirements and joint road mapping are mandatory for the future success of the automotive industry.”