ON Semiconductor provides comprehensive solutions for automated driving, vehicle electrification, conventional powertrain, lighting, and body electronics applications. We are a top 10 global semiconductor supplier to the automotive industry, with more than two decades of success delivering innovative, automotive grade semiconductor solutions, addressing key vehicle electronics systems. ON Semiconductor is the #1 supplier of CMOS image sensors for viewing and Automated Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and integrated circuits for Advanced Front Lighting Systems (AFLS). We have an industry leading portfolio of more than 10,000 automotive grade (AEC) products. ON Semiconductor is committed to rigorous quality standards that address the demands of the automotive industry.
ADAS, Viewing & Autonomous Vehicles
Today’s modern vehicles are equipped with computational, sensing, and actuating capabilities that enable the design of systems that can autonomously control vehicle motion in order to assist the driver. These automated vehicles have the capabilities to actively assist the driver in the operation of the vehicle and prevention of accidents.
Vehicle Electrification will be a key technology to reduce carbon emission, increase vehicle efficiency, and reduce dependency on oil. By electrifying light vehicles, we can replace hydraulic or mechanical systems with electric systems; for example, hydraulic power steering with electric power steering, and mechanical or hydraulic pumps, such as a water pump, with an electric pump.
Today, most of us believe that our cars, trucks, and SUVs run on some type of fuel, when that is not totally the truth. In fact, if it were not for copper wire, our light vehicles would not run at all. A luxury car or SUV today could have over 70 pounds of copper wire in it, not including the weight of every relay or fuse hanging off the end of it somewhere.
ON Semiconductor has a rich heritage of innovation and support for both clean air and mileage initiatives. First, as part of Motorola, and now as ON Semiconductor, we have been engaged in engine, ignition, and transmission development for the automotive industry, since the inception of electronic powertrain management systems; from standard discretes and logic products, to ASSP and ASIC solutions specifically developed for injection, actuation, and sensing.
Today’s cars, trucks, and SUVs are not only much more visible at night, they provide the driver a much clearer and safer view of the road. As a result of today’s advanced LED lighting systems, nighttime accidents are being reduced. In addition to safety benefits, LED lighting offers today’s vehicles an extra ‘character and pizazz’ factor, driven by OEMs via corporate styling schemes for front, interior, and rear lighting.
Body & Interior
Body and interior electronics systems embrace a broad variety of applications covering comfort, convenience, and security. ON Semiconductor has engaged in body electronics since the development and production of the first trip computer for General Motors.
Automotive Power Management
In the 1970s, when you parked your car at the airport for two weeks, the only things about which you had to worry upon your return, was whether it would start, and whether the pre-sets on the electronically tuned radio were retained. Today’s light vehicles utilize essentially the same battery from the 1970s, yet today that same battery must keep hundreds of electronic modules alive and ready to operate – at the click of a key fob, the opening of a door, or the turn of a key.
The powertrain systems within the Formula E Silver Arrow 02 possess an increased number of power semiconductors, these semiconductors must meet extremely demanding performance and efficiency requirements, while withstanding the harshest of automotive environments. As a market leader in innovative power management solutions, ON Semiconductor expertise is helping accelerate the development of innovative and energy efficient powertrains for the highly competitive ABB FIA Formula E Championship.