Global automaker Stellantis N.V. and electronics technology manufacturer Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) have established a joint venture — SiliconAuto — to design and sell a family of state-of-the-art semiconductors available for automotive applications as soon as 2026.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, SiliconAuto will supply semiconductor product needs to Foxconn and Stellantis, including STLA Brain, Stellantis’ new elecrical/electronic and software architecture, as well as other customers.
“Stellantis will benefit from a robust supply of essential components, which is critical to fueling the rapid, software-defined transformation of our products,” said Stellantis Chief Technology Officer Ned Curic. “Our goal is to build vehicles that seamlessly connect with our customers’ daily lives and deliver class-leading capabilities years after they leave the assembly line. With this joint venture, we can create purpose-built innovations with an efficient partnership.”
“We look forward to a future of extraordinary EV mobility underpinned by the vertical integration capabilities and resources SiliconAuto secures for our partners,” said Foxconn Chief Product Officer Jerry Hsiao.
The management team includes Stellantis and Foxconn executives. Stellantis will provide input to develop the capabilities needed by future battery electric vehicles and multi-energy vehicle platforms, according to a company statement.
In addition to SiliconAuto, Stellantis and Foxconn have formed the Mobile Drive joint venture focused on developing smart cockpits enabled by consumer electronics, human-machine interfaces and services.
Taiwan-based Foxconn products cover four major segments: smart consumer electronics; cloud and networking; computing; and components and others. The company has expanded its capabilities into developing electric vehicles, digital health, and robotics, and three key technologies – new-generation communications technology, artificial intelligence, and semiconductors.
Stellantis brands include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, Vauxhall, Free2move and Leasys.