Spansion and Freescale collaborate on next-generation cluster displays

Spansion  recently announced collaboration with Freescale Semicondutor for next-generation car dashboards.

Sunnyvale-based Spansion said the dashboards will be high-resolution, color thin-film transistor screens that will replace the main cluster panel.

The dashboards will feature a single LCD display for conventional instrumentation, informatics and increased safety and hazard warning features.

As dashboard displays become increasingly sophisticated, they call for higher performance memory subsystems. Together, Spansion’s high-performance low pin-count MirrorBit SPI Multi-I/O Flash memory, certified with an in-cabin auto temperature range of -40 degrees C to 105 degrees C, combined with the Freescale MPC5606S microcontroller’s advanced image processing capabilities meet the demanding requirements for TFT LCD color displays.

Financial terms of the deal with Austin, Texas-based Freescale were not disclosed.

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