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Valens and STMicroelectronics Join Forces to Revolutionize In-Car Connectivity

Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HDBaseT Automotive technology enables simultaneous transmissions of up to 6Gbps of high-definition video & audio, USB, data, and power over a single twisted-pair cable




Hod Hasharon, Israel; Geneva, Switzerland - November 2, 2016 - Valens and STMicroelectronics announced today their collaboration to bring HDBaseT Automotive into the next-generation of connected cars. The highly efficient technology optimizes in-vehicle connectivity by enabling the transmission of reliable 6Gbps high-throughput infotainment, road safety, and automotive-control content over a low-cost infrastructure with near-zero latency.

Valens, as the inventor of HDBaseT and founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, brings the technology and expertise to accomplish the goal of commercializing HDBaseT-enabled vehicles. STMicroelectronics will contribute its extensive design and manufacturing experience and know-how in compliance with the strict automotive quality and reliability requirements.

"As Valens meets significant milestones in our vision to optimize in-vehicle connectivity, we are excited to welcome ST as our major partner in pursuing this goal. ST will help us accelerate the introduction of HDBaseT Automotive to the market," said Dror Jerushalmi, CEO, Valens.

"With long leadership in serving the Automotive industry and Smart Driving as one of our key focus areas, we can see the potential of HDBaseT Automotive as a high-throughput, low-latency, low-cost technology. That's why we are excited to be part of this project to help Valens bring the HDBaseT Automotive technology and devices to the market, with the highest levels of quality and reliability expected," said Fabio Marchio, Vice President and General Manager, Automotive Digital Division, STMicroelectronics.

Learn more about HDBaseT Automotive at the Electronica 2016 show in Munich, on November 8th-11th, at the HDBaseT Alliance booth (Hall A6, Booth 264). To schedule an appointment, contact us at info-auto@valens.com.

About HDBaseT Automotive

HDBaseT Automotive is the only technology today that enables the tunneling of up to 6Gbps of video, audio, data, USB and more, with native networking capabilities over a single unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable for up to 15m (50ft). HDBaseT Automotive also allows for daisy-chaining and multistreaming, to simplify and optimize in-vehicle connectivity. For more information about Valens' HDBaseT Automotive solution, click here.


About Valens
Established in 2006, Valens provides semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed ultra-high-definition (HD) multimedia content. The company's HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a single cable and is a global standard for advanced digital media distribution. Valens is a private company headquartered in Israel. For more information, visit www.valens.com.


About STMicroelectronics
ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2015, the Company's net revenues were $6.9 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.

For press information & contact:

Valens
Sandra Welfeld
Communications
Sandra.Welfeld@valens.com
+972-52-4007283

STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director, Technical Media Relations
Michael.Markowitz@st.com
+1-781-591-0354

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Source:STMicroelectronics International N.V.