Lighting

Integrated supply chain solution for car interior lighting

22nd November 2022
Paige West

Asteelflash, a subsidiary of USI, exhibited at electronica 2022 where it displayed its latest Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) solutions and products, including a LED module for vehicles jointly developed by the company, USI and Inova, a German semiconductor manufacturer.

“We are excited to participate in the electronica to present our latest solutions in supply chain management and EMS. The highlight of our line-up will be the LED module we co-developed with Inova,” said Felix Timmermann, East EMEA Region Executive Vice President at USI/Asteelflash. The successful launch of the module is the result of an optimised supply chain as it involves three parties together to deliver the best EMS, according to Timmermann.

The LED module is co-designed by USI/Asteelflash and Inova. The final offering, an in-car ambiance lighting system, made up of driver ICs, LED and passive components, is assembled using technology from USI/Asteelflash and ASE Group.

“Staring from DICE (Discrete Integrated Circuit Electronics) to chips and finally the product, we have teamed up with partners to eventually roll out the solution that will set a new standard in automotive lighting systems for original equipment manufacturers and tier-1 customers,” said Timmermann.

“We already have a close cooperation with ASE packaging and testing our products for some 20 years and now are looking very forward to extend this with USI/Asteelflash to also jointly developing advanced module solutions for the ISELED- and ILaS ecosystem,” said Robert Kraus, President, and CEO of Inova Semiconductors.

Carmakers are increasingly looking for integrators that can simplify supply chains in interior lighting system and in-car display drivers. The solution brought by the partnership will largely reduce the development time and resources needed from the customer’s side. The ILaS (ISELED Light & Sensor Network) protocol used in the solution is able to equip various client modules including bus interfacing and decoding, as well as the power management unit. The turnkey offering, end-to-end and design-to-manufacturing, aims to be a plug-and-play gateway to lighting ambiance that improves the in-cabin experience, according to USI/Asteelflash.

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