STMicroelectronics and GNSS chip designer Allystar, a spin-out from CEC Huada Electronic Design Co. Ltd., are working together to develop and market global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) solutions that target automotive products and other applications.

GNSS solutions and technologies, including China’s BeiDou navigation system, are playing an ever-increasing role in many different domains related to smart mobility. Specifically, enhanced-precision location technology enabled by multi-constellation GNSS solutions, in combination with radars, cameras, and various sensors, will be a key enabler for autonomous cars.

ST and Allystar are already co-marketing highly reliable products for the automotive market and cost-competitive products for the consumer market.

"Working closely with Allystar, the Chinese leader in GNSS/BeiDou solutions, allows ST to better address the enormous positioning market of China and Asia," said Marco Monti, Executive VP and General Manager, Automotive and Discrete Group, STMicroelectronics.

"Many automotive companies are planning and developing vehicles with automated driving systems. Cooperation with ST allows Allystar to benefit from the variety of ST’s automotive and other highly reliable products when serving customers in this fast-growing market," said Sun Zhong-Liang, General Manager, Allystar, in a press release.