DALLAS (Feb. 28, 2017) – A streamlined and standardized worldwide charging infrastructure is critical in the rapidly evolving electric vehicle (EV) market. Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), a leading semiconductor technology provider in the EV industry, has joined the global Charging Interface Initiative E.V. (CharIN) to help develop a Combined Charging System (CCS) that makes it easier to support the expected 12.1 million of EVs (pure battery electric and plug-in hybrids) that will hit roads worldwide by 2020, according to I.H.S. Markit research.

“A standardized EV charging infrastructure helps keep development costs low, accelerate design time, and most importantly, ensure charging compatibility across various electric vehicles,” said Karl-Heinz Steinmetz, manager of TI’s EV and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Powertrain Systems. “TI’s advanced analog and embedded products, system focus and subsystem reference designs help design engineers create innovative charging stations. We look forward to collaborating with other industry leaders in this consortium to create a reliable and streamlined standard that continues to promote innovation.”

TI embedded processors and analog technologies, proven sub-system expertise and reference designs help EV charging station manufacturers build charging stations with reduced charging time and high power-handling capabilities, as well as remote monitoring and communication. TI’s vast semiconductor portfolio and experience spans not only to electric vehicles and the EV charging market, but also advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automotive infotainment and digital cluster, body electronics and lighting and powertrain systems.

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Texas Instruments drives automotive innovation

TI’s state-of-the-art semiconductor products allow manufacturers and system suppliers to deliver world-class features to the automotive market. Our extensive automotive portfolio includes analog power management, interface and signal chain solutions, along with DLP® displays, ADAS and infotainment processors, C2000™ microcontrollers, Hercules™ TMS570 microcontrollers and wireless connectivity solutions. TI offers SafeTI™ parts designed to facilitate original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs) compliance with the requirements of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 26262, as well as parts specifically designated as compliant with the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)-Q100 and TS16949 standards, all with excellent product documentation. Visit TI’s Automotive page, the TI E2E™ Community Automotive Forum or the Behind the Wheel blog to learn more about our commitment to automotive innovation.


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