Silicon Mobility designs, develops and sells flexible, real-time, safe and open control solutions for the automotive industry.

Silicon Mobility’s products and technologies address the limitations of the system architectures currently used in the automotive industry for safety critical real-time applications in terms of software bottlenecks/performance restrictions specifically with regard to

Real-time data processing capabilities and the hard real-time control loop frequencies deriving from,

Non deterministic architectures and their implications, in particular their acquisition to actuation processing times variations subject to CPU load on sequential architectures,

Software based functional safety with no acceleration and thus slow reaction time to system faults,

High power consumption and consequential heat,

Software dependencies coming along the usage of proprietary processor core architecture.

In a context where those issues are currently exacerbated by heavy increases in the demand for processing capacity particularly in the ADAS/Autonomous Driving and Powertrain Electrification areas as well as the resulting strong push for centralizing the control units in the car.

By processing locally and in parallel the events controlling e-motors and batteries, the Silicon Mobility technology removes the software bottlenecks limiting the frequency of the control loops, multiplying their performances by a factor of 20 to 40, and reducing their power consumption by a factor of 180.

Silicon Mobility technology is hardware based, programmable logic and timing predictable resulting in the acceleration of the safety mechanisms. In particular, the reaction time to faults, from detection to containment or correction, is reduced by a minimum of 1000 times.

The technology is embedded within a family of processing unit invented by Silicon Mobility, OLEA® FPCU (Field Programmable Control Unit), a flexible electronic circuit specialized to compute, take decision and act fast, in all safety, and deterministically.

OLEA® can therefore improve the efficiency and the performance of electric motors and batteries, reduce their size, weight, heat and cost, and increase the battery range and charging speed by a substantial margin.

Together with these car level benefits, OEMs can enjoy numerous economic advantages through the implementation of OLEA, in particular savings, significant, at BOM level and a large footprint and heat reduction that leads directly to the increase of quality and durability.

Furthermore, the software and hardware programmability offered by the technology radically reduces the OEMs development cycles and eases calibration, maintenance and re-usability. As a highly-appreciated implication, the control of e-motors and batteries becomes therefore not only updatable and upgradable during development time but also during product life.

Finally, Silicon Mobility’s technology is open as it uses widely available and licensable processor core technology (eg ARM®) and comes with a unique design flow, seamless and homogeneous, and a full software stack that enable OEMs to accelerate time-to-market, reduce development cost and take back value by accelerating the adoption and the implementation of a “Built-to-Print” business model.

Beyond Powertrain Electrification Silicon Mobility’s road map encompasses its deployment into the broader Electrification (Steer by wire, EPS, braking, etc) and the CPU centralization in the car area, in particular with regard to ADAS data fusion and domain control.

BOARD MEMBERS

Mathias Bittner – Chairman of the Board, Independent Director

Matthias is an experienced Entrepreneur and Investor, working as Senior Advisor/Board member with several Companies since 1997. He started his career as management consultant, where he was in particular Partner at McKinsey & Company and Vice President at Bain & Company as well as Managing Director/Co-Founder of TMG/MMG. Matthias then served as Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley where he was responsible for the European Automotive Business and major German Industrial Companies and where he helped implement several fundamental strategic moves, IPOs as well as financing and M&A transactions, with players like e. g. Volkswagen, Daimler Trucks, Wacker and Continental as well as Opel during the 2008/9 discussion in Germany. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at CONTTEK and at One Football and as Member of the Advisory Board at Mobileye N.V..

Roland Dennert – Director

Roland is Managing Partner at Cipio Partners (www.cipiopartners.com), a European secondary direct and growth capital investment management and advisory firm. Roland leads Cipio’s origination activities while serving on a number of company boards in Europe and Israel. He started his private equity career at 3i Group doing technology and mid-market buyout deals. Before 3i, Roland was a strategy consultant with Roland Berger and The Boston Consulting Group, as well as a robotics engineer with Hitachi Ltd. in Japan. He holds degrees from EPFL in Lausanne and the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, USA.

Jean-Marc Nozeran – Independent Director

Jean-Marc started his career as a system engineer at Thomson CSF. In 1981, he joined Renault’s newly created subsidiary RENIX in charge of innovation (body control, ABS and electronic injection). In 1985, RENIX was acquired by Bendix and by Siemens in 1987. He then took the roles of R&D Director and VP Engineering of the French subsidiary. Thereafter in 1994, Jean-Marc was appointed GM of the Body Electronics Division before taking the lead of Powertrain Electronics. He actively participated to the merger of Siemens and VDO in 2001, was appointed CEO of Siemens VDO for Western Europe, Board member, while managing the Chassis BU. In 2007, when Continental acquired Siemens VDO, he was appointed President for Continental Automotive France and CEO of the Engine System BU worldwide. In parallel, he served at the Board of several JV’s of Continental and Siemens VDO. He contributed to the creation of the French regional competitiveness cluster “Aerospace Valley” and was a member of FIEV.

Bruno Paucard – President and CEO

Bruno has 30 years experience in the semiconductor industry, 22 years of leadership in start-ups inc. 10 focusing on Automotive business. Prior to funding Silicon Mobility, Bruno was CEO of Scaleo chip, a semiconductor fabless delivering high value added IC solutions to major OEMs and Tiers#1. Scaleo chip was acquired by Silicon Mobility in late 2015. Earlier in his carrier, Bruno founded TAK Imaging, a Silicon Valley based emerging growth company providing complete system solutions to the photo printer market. Bruno started his career at INRIA, a French research center in computer technology, before joining GIPSI in 1989. He funded TAK’ASIC, an ASIC design house in 1991, company he transformed into a printing technology product start-up in 2000, flipped to a US entity in 2003 before it became TAK Imaging and was acquired by InSilica in 2007.

Pascal Vanluchene – Director

Pascal co-founded Capital-E (www.capital-e.com) in 2005 and serves since then several boards of high-tech companies. His current investment focus is on power generation, conversion and control devices, sensors, processors, memories, radios and optical devices. From 2000 till 2006, he was venture developer at IMEC and high-tech start-ups. At IMEC his latest focus geared towards silicon processing and device technologies as well as biosensors. Before 2000, Pascal worked at Proximus in the corporate finance, corporate development and international telecom divisions.

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