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MediaTek selects VNC Automotive to support connected car strategy
February 21, 2017, Cambridge, UK: VNC Automotive, the premier supplier of in-car connectivity solutions, today announced that MediaTek Incorporated, the leading fabless semiconductor company that enables 1.5 billion connected devices a year, has signed its partnership agreement; gaining access to the automotive industry’s most versatile software development toolkit (SDK) for in-car infotainment. Under the terms of the agreement, MediaTek will use the VNC Automotive SDK to deploy in-car phone connectivity as part of its semiconductor offering, and to support MirrorLink, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife.
“We are very pleased to be working closely with such a major player in the semiconductor market,” said Tom Blackie, VP of Automotive for RealVNC. “Our SDK platform accelerates time-to-market, supports an unmatched range of connected car standards and enables optimization for architecture and customer requirements. Our software engineers have truly unique expertise in the connected car industry, having supported everyone in the ecosystem from smartphone and vehicle manufacturers to Tier 1 component suppliers. We look forward to a very long and successful working relationship with MediaTek.”
VNC Automotive is a division of RealVNC, the global provider of VNC® remote access technology. RealVNC’s software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide; in over 1 billion devices; in every sector of industry, government and education. RealVNC is a Charter member of the Car Connectivity Consortium supporting the MirrorLink® specification, which uses VNC. VNC Automotive underpins many of the commercial MirrorLink Certified™ products and has been available in production with automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and phone vendors for several years. It is already in millions of vehicles available from many of the major automotive OEMs. Founded by the original inventors of VNC, RealVNC is the only organization able to offer a commercial license to embed VNC in third-party products and offerings. www.realvnc.com
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