The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global automotive industry has put an even higher focus on two megatrends: autonomous driving and powertrain electrification, and are re-shaping the future of the industry.
Ambitions for autonomous driving (AD) indicate that long-term targets for AD remain a priority.
The other priority is likely to be powertrain electrification for the time being. Latest CO2 emissions targets mean that new vehicles sold in Europe must continue to become cleaner or face steep penalties.
Both megatrends are detailed on their impact on the electronics value and the resulting key trends and requirements for electronics systems.
Advanced driver assistant systems & autonomous driving
Key trends and requirements
Director - OEM/EMS Technology Exchange
Since 2007, responsible as Director for technology exchange between OEM/EMS companies and Atotech. Having an eleven years background at Atotech as Global Product Manager for final finishes used for various assembly techniques. Holding several patents in the field of electrolytic and immersion plating, and applications used in wet chemical PCB processing.
Author of several papers and publications in the field of final finishes for PCB manufacturing. Being awarded for the best international paper “Phosphorous in Electroless Nickel Layers – Curse or Blessing” in 2004.