Nov 10, 2020

Anglia and STMicroelectronics ─ Prototyping Made Simple

ShipMatrix
Micro Electronics
Anglia
Logistics
Sam Scane
2 min
The combination seeks to simplify prototyping development for easier design implementation...

Anglia, the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics and electromechanical components, is planning to work with STMicroelectronics (ST), a Swiss multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer, to provide their expertise in the creation of advanced robotic systems. While originally designed to address the automotive and transportation market, Anglia will be supporting the design of robotic and automated systems with a comprehensive suite of technology provided by ST. 

ST provides an ‘AutoDevKit’, essentially a tool for automation engineers to evaluate, prototype, develop and deploy complex systems with ease. The AutoDevKit will draw exclusively from inventory at Anglia, who already have a wealth of electromechanical component knowledge. 

According to Andrew Pockson, Divisional Marketing Manager at Anglia, “STMicroelectronics has based AutoDevKit on five guiding principles: ease of prototyping, reuse of code and hardware, maximum design flexibility, reduction of time-to-market and simplify integration of multiple systems. Leveraging their extensive experience and knowledge of the demanding automotive market, STMicroelectronics AutoDevKit ecosystem from Anglia offers an efficient toolset for creating working prototypes, replacing traditional artisan approaches and supporting standardisation and design reuse.”

The AutoDevKit itself is inherently designed to provide easy-to-use application program interfaces (API) for communication and control between different aspects of the software. 

With the entire world still reeling from the COVID pandemic that roared across the globe in early 2020, it’s clear that a lot of companies are coming together, not only to better their own technology but to further the advances of the technological stage as a whole. With revolutionary prototyping technology combined with advanced robotics, we may see the future enveloped in robotic arms welcoming the world as a whole to a new age of advancements fitted with the ability to not only plan for future global events but perhaps prevent them entirely. 

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Jun 17, 2021

Canoo Awards Manufacturing Contract to VDL Nedcar

Canoo
VDLNedcar
EVs
Manufacturing
2 min
Canoo, a trailblazing company in the electric vehicle (EVs) manufacturing industry, has officially announced owned and contract manufacturing plans

Canoo, a trailblazing company in the electric vehicle (EVs) manufacturing industry, has officially announced owned and contract manufacturing plans that will ensure the company manages to deliver on its promise to consumers of production and delivery of vehicles in Q4, 2022. 

 

During the company’s first Investor Relations Day, Chairman & CEO of Canoo, Tony Aquila, named VDL Nedcar as its contract manufacturing partner. VDL Nedcar, which I’m sure many of you will already have heard of, is the only independent Vehicle Contract Manufacturer in the Netherlands and has enjoyed fifty years of growth under owners, including Mitsubishi Motors and Volvo cars. According to the report, Nedcar will manufacture the Lifestyle Vehicle for the United States and European Union markets, while Canoo builds a US-based mega micro-factory. 

 

 

"We conducted an exhaustive search, invested significant amounts of time and resources that span the globe, in our search for our Phase 1 contract manufacturer. VDL Nedcar is the right partner," said Tony Aquila, Investor, Chairman and CEO of Canoo, Inc. "They are the top trusted European manufacturer building high-quality products for leading OEMs, and they significantly outcompeted the other contenders. VDL is also independently owned by the van der Leegte family of entrepreneurs - which aligns with our commitment to support businesses that form the backbone of communities. This strategic partnership will enable us to deliver vehicles to market while we build our Phase 2 factory in Oklahoma. It also strongly positions us for geographic expansion in Europe and builds a lasting relationship with VDL Groep of companies. Our investment will help us scale quickly and fulfil our mission to bring affordable, purpose-built EVs to Everyone."

 

Canoo and VDL have already gotten to work on vehicle manufacturability and production planning so that Canoo can successfully lay the groundwork for its upcoming US manufacturing operations expansion, which will be completed in Oklahoma in 2022. The Nedcar facility currently expected to produce around 1000 units for both the US and European markets in 2022, with an additional 15000 targeted for the following year. 

 

"Canoo's bold approach to designing and building electric vehicles makes them an ideal partner as we work together to shape the future of mobility," said John van Soerland, CEO of VDL Nedcar. "This partnership advances our strategic vision to provide a contract manufacturing solution and expand our expertise in the EV arena."


Currently, Canoo is entering its GAMMA phase of development and is on track to start production soon. The company intends and expects to launch its Lifestyle Vehicle in Q4 2022, closely followed by the Multi-Purpose Delivery Vehicle and Pickup Truck.

Watch this space.

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