Chipmaker Freescale announced today the S32V microcontroller, capable of processing sensor data and controlling driver-assist functions in cars.
The two companies may potentially develop new Internet of Things chips together.
Need an electronic brain for your keychain computer? Freescale's KL03, half the size of a golf ball dimple and costing 75 cents, might be just the thing.
A reference design by Freescale Semiconductor aims to put Qi wireless charging into car consoles and restaurant tables.
The company's partnership with software companies will yield an electronics package that can see pedestrians, tell if a driver is dozing off, and initiate emergency-stop decisions.
At CES, the company announces Warp, an open-source electronics board it hopes developers will embrace for a wide range of wearable computing projects.
The combination continues the consolidation in the chips business, as firms bulk up to better supply components to more connected gadgets.
The graphics chipmaker, which plans to wind down its Icera wireless chip business, expects to incur charges of $100 million to $125 million this year.
Chipmakers are eager to stake a claim in the new market that promises to make dumb things smart by connecting to the Internet.
Ford's Sync in-car infotainment is about to turn eight, making it one of the most well-established on the market. With version three, it's been completely rebuilt from the ground up.