此次收购将通过Steradian的雷达技术支持瑞萨电子的汽车和工业传感产品组合

2022年8月31日

2022 8 31 日,日本东京讯 - 全球半导体解决方案供应商瑞萨电子(TSE:6723)今日宣布,已达成最终协议,以全现金交易方式收购位于印度班加罗尔的无晶圆半导体公司Steradian Semiconductors Private Limited(“Steradian”),该公司提供4D成像雷达解决方案。根据惯例成交条件,此次收购预计将于2022年年底完成。收购Steradian的雷达技术将使瑞萨电子扩大其在雷达市场的影响力,并提升其汽车和工业传感解决方案的实力。

随着汽车市场中ADAS(高级驾驶辅助系统)的进步,汽车传感器融合的需求不断增长,可通过结合来自多个传感器,例如摄像头、雷达和LiDAR(激光传感器)的数据来实现对车辆周围环境和物体的精确检测。雷达尤其能够准确检测距离较远的物体,无论白天还是黑夜,即使在恶劣的天气或其他不利的环境条件下也是如此。由于这些原因,雷达被认为是ADAS必不可少的传感技术,预计未来五年安装在车辆中的雷达传感器数量将增加两倍(注)。为响应这种增长潜力,瑞萨正在利用Steradian的雷达技术扩展其汽车产品阵容。

瑞萨电子总裁兼CEO柴田英利表示:“雷达是ADAS不可或缺的技术,它使用丰富的传感器组合。Steradian精湛的雷达技术和工程师人才的加入将使我们能够提升我们在汽车领域所处的位置。我们还将利用他们的工业应用技术来推动我们在这两个领域的中长期业务增长。”

Steradian CEO Gireesh Rajendran表示:“瑞萨电子卓越的嵌入式解决方案和广泛的客户群都将成为全球范围内最大限度利用Steradian雷达技术的理想基础。通过与瑞萨电子团队合作,我们将继续开发创新的雷达解决方案,可满足客户所需的高性能、小尺寸和低功耗。”

Steradian成立于 2016 年,是一家初创公司,在雷达技术方面拥有广泛的专业知识。Steradian强大的4D雷达收发器工作在76-81GHz频段,可实现高集成小尺寸及高功率效率。瑞萨将利用Steradian的设计资产和专业知识开发汽车雷达产品,计划在2022年底前开始样品出货。公司旨在结合ADAS SoC(片上系统)处理雷达信号、电源管理IC(PMIC)和计时产品以及用于对象识别的软件,开发完整的汽车雷达解决方案。综上,这些解决方案将简化汽车雷达系统的设计,并有助于加快产品开发。

自2018年以来,瑞萨和Steradian主要是在工业应用领域一直有合作。Steradian的雷达技术计划将应用于家庭安全系统,例如监控,行人、汽车和摩托车的交通监控,手势识别等HMI(人机界面)系统和机场航站楼的对接系统。Steradian通过提供收发器IC、包含天线的交钥匙模块和用于物体识别的软件堆栈,为这些应用提供针对性解决方案。

在过去几年里,瑞萨一直在扩展连接和模拟产品,以补充其嵌入式系统的核心处理产品。随着对 Steradian的收购,瑞萨电子将汇集更优的设备和软件,以满足汽车和工业客户对传感器技术解决方案日益增长的需求,从而简化设计工作。

(注)来源:Strategy Analytics Inc.,“Imaging RADAR Coming to Automotive”,2021年12月。

(备注)本新闻稿中提及的所有产品或服务名称均为其各自所有者的商标或注册商标。

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