(18 September 2019, Hong Kong) – Intron Technology Holdings Limited (“Intron Technology” or the “Group”; HKEX: 1760), a fast-growing automotive electronics solutions provider in China, has recently engaged in a major new collaboration, signing a strategic cooperation agreement with Wind River, a world-leading provider of software for critical infrastructure. The parties will collaborate in the development of embedded software system for automotive electronics, aimed at providing safer and more reliable smart automotive electronics systems solutions to automakers and to jointly promote the growth of domestic advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) technology and the autonomous vehicle industry in China.
With vehicles becoming more intelligent and possessing higher computing capabilities, ADAS incorporated in smart vehicles featuring autonomous driving need to comprehend and assess their immediate surroundings in an intelligent manner, and this has resulted in the rapid rise in complexity of automotive system operating software. Towards this end, Intron Technology and Wind River will collaborate on in-depth research into key ADAS technologies and platform solutions.
The parties will combine their respective strengths, experience and resources and develop state-of-the-art embedded functional safety software system operations platforms and Adaptive AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR). They will also cooperate in such areas as developing environment, functional safety certifications, intellectual property rights and deliverables.
In recent years, Intron Technology has been working closely with automakers to provide “mass production ready” solutions to meet the actual needs of automakers and their components suppliers, allowing them to shorten the product development cycle and improve their cost effectiveness in the highly competitive automotive market.
Wind River is a long-standing market leader for both embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) and commercial Linux. For nearly four decades as a technology pioneer for mission critical industries such as automotive, aerospace and defence, industrial, medical and telecommunications, Wind River delivers software designed for the highest levels of safety, security, and reliability.
Mr. Davy Luk, Chairman, Co-CEO and Executive Director of Intron Technology, said, “We are pleased to strategically partner with Wind River. We have been devoted to innovations in R&D and design of automotive electronic systems, while Wind River boasts first-class technologies in real-time operating systems and platforms. The partnership will see us achieve greater development efficiency, enhance our development quality and capability, shorten the development cycle and attain higher safety standards, thereby creating products with greater functionality that can generate value for customers.”
Mr. Han Qing, Vice President (Asia Pacific) of Wind River, said, “Our cooperation with Intron will help drive new innovation in software R&D and system application technologies. We look forward to working with Intron to deepen our technology development and cooperation and further expand the ecosystem for safer and more reliable smart automotive systems.”
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Photo 1: Mr. Davy Luk (left), Chairman, Co-CEO and Executive Director of Intron Technology, and Mr. Jim Douglas (right), President and CEO of Wind River.
Photo 2: Intron Technology’s domain controller platform solution for autonomous driving systems
Photo 3: Wind River’s HELIX VIRTUAL PLATFORM solution
About Wind River
Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for the intelligent edge. The company’s technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world since 1981, and is found in more than 2 billion products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation of critical infrastructure systems that demand the highest levels of safety, security, performance, and reliability.
About Intron Technology Holdings Limited (英恒科技控股有限公司)
Intron Technology Holdings Limited is a fast-growing automotive electronics solutions provider in China focuses on providing solutions targeting critical automotive electronic components applied in New Energy, Body Control, Safety and Powertrain systems. The Group utilises its research and development and engineering capabilities to provide solutions incorporating advanced semiconductor devices to help OEMs achieve industry leading performance.