Mladá Boleslav/Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, 24 January 2024: In a turbo-charged meeting in Prague, Škoda Auto and semiconductor heavyweight onsemi have put the pedal to the metal in their quest to electrify the future of automobiles. Karsten Schnake of Škoda Auto and Hassane El-Khoury, the big wheel at onsemi, exchanged high fives and high tech insights, emphasizing how semiconductors are becoming the fuel for tomorrow’s vehicles.
Škoda Auto, not just playing with toy cars, is driving forward with onsemi to make the Czech Republic the pit stop for Europe’s semiconductor needs. This collaboration isn’t just about putting chips in cars; it’s about leading the pack in the electric vehicle revolution.
“Semiconductors are more than just tiny shiny things; they’re the spark plugs of our e-mobility dreams,” said Karsten Schnake, gearing up Škoda and the Volkswagen Group for a high-tech future. “We’re not just cruising; we’re leading the race with onsemi by our side.”
Hassane El-Khoury of onsemi revved up the conversation, saying, “We’re not just making chips; we’re cooking up a tech storm. Our power and sensing tech is like the GPS guiding automakers like Škoda and Volkswagen towards a more electrified and efficient horizon.”
The Czech Republic, now more than just the home of great beer and picturesque towns, is shifting gears to become a hub of e-mobility and semiconductor innovation. With over 2,200 employees in crystal pulling, wafer manufacturing, and brainy design centres, onsemi is turbocharging the country’s tech prowess.
In this high-octane collaboration, Škoda Auto and onsemi aren’t just changing lanes; they’re crafting a new roadmap for the automotive industry, proving that when it comes to the future of cars, the Czech Republic and onsemi are more than just backseat drivers.