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SEMI and AVCC promote autonomous vehicle innovation and mass market adoption

28th September 2022
Sheryl Miles

The Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), a global group of automotive and technology industry specialists cooperating on expediting the delivery of automated and assisted driving compute solutions, and SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, have announced an alliance to drive autonomous vehicle innovation.

Per the terms of the agreement, leadership and members of the two organisations will work together to amplify their voices for greater reach, co-promote the development of technology standards, and offer recommendations for driving mass market adoption of autonomous vehicles.

The AVCC and SEMI collaboration will focus on the SEMI Global Automotive Advisory Council (GAAC), a global platform within the SEMI Smart Mobility initiative that engages member companies and industry stakeholders to build partnerships, address shared challenges, exchange information, and pursue innovation and business opportunities.

AVCC and SEMI both count auto manufacturers (OEMs), Tier 1 companies, semiconductor device makers, equipment and materials suppliers and other industry organisations as member companies.

“With a shared interest in the future of the automotive industry and a focus on innovation, the AVCC and SEMI alliance will strengthen the technical work and marketing efforts of both organisations,” said Armando Pereira, President of AVCC. “We are thrilled to begin working with SEMI and its members.”

“The partnership with AVCC will bring new capabilities to SEMI members participating in our Smart Mobility initiative,” said Bettina Weiss, Chief of Staff and Corporate Strategy and Global Smart Mobility Lead at SEMI. “We look forward to bringing our ecosystems together to accelerate solutions for the autonomous vehicle market.”

“Each organisation brings unique perspective and contributions to the table,” added Pereira. “Together, AVCC and SEMI will reach a larger and broader audience of automotive industry decision makers with their research, reports, recommendations and standards. We believe together we will ultimately transition autonomous vehicles from early-market innovation to an everyday part of our mobile lives.”

Highlights of the AVCC and SEMI alliance include:

  • Collaboration on the development of documents and a timeline to produce more incisive, comprehensive, and detailed work for the benefit of the organisations’ target communities
  • Cross-sharing of news, social media posts, communications, documents, reports, and other resources with members and audiences of both organisations
  • Opportunities to present at each other’s events and co-present at industry events
  • Cross-promoting, authoring, and publishing blogs and articles

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