Freescale develops microprocessors and microcontrollers for use in wireless infrastructure, energy management, medical devices, consumer appliances, mobile devices and also automobiles.
"Vehicles are transforming into smart consumer devices where all connections lead to the outside world," said Ray Cornyn, vice president of Automotive Microcontroller Products at Freescale.
The Austin-based supplier's new Qorivva microcontroller and S12 MagniV vehicle body network microcontroller reduce the number of electronic control units needed and the amount of wiring required. The result enables carmakers to reduce up to 20 pounds of vehicle weight.
"Freescale understands the importance of not only securing in-vehicle networks, but also reducing electrical and mechanical energy consumption," said Cornyn.