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Aquantia and Sumitomo Electric parterning to deliver multi-gigabit ethernet connectivity solutions to the global automotive market

Sumitomo Electric Industries and Aquantia Corp. announced a strategic partnership for Sumitomo Electric to deliver Multi-Gig Ethernet connectivity products to global manufacturers of autonomous vehicles.

The resulting products, Sumitomo Electric connectors, cables and subsystem capabilities combined with Aquantia AQcelerate automotive PHYs, are targeted at In-Vehicle Networks (IVNs) that enable new levels of autonomous driving.

The agreement will allow the two companies to co-develop new capabilities for Aquantia AQcelerate devices that meet the needs of Sumitomo Electric’s global customers.

By including Aquantia’s Multi-Gig capabilities with our automotive product offerings, Sumitomo Electric is making a landmark contribution to the autonomous vehicle ecosystem. A Multi-Gig IVN ensures the highest level of safety for drivers, passengers and anyone else sharing the road. Autonomous driving requires massive amounts of data transfers within the vehicle, and the combination of Sumitomo Electric and Aquantia will make it seamless for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to create a safe, enjoyable in-car experience.

—Toshiaki Kakii, Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Electric


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