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NXP and Cohda Wireless Sign CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium Memorandum of Understanding

NXP and Cohda Wireless Sign CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium Memorandum of 
Understanding 
Leading C2X Communications Suppliers Introduce RoadLink Technology
Brand, Including First C2X Modules Designed by lesswire AG 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and HAMBURG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) --
04/04/13 --  NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Cohda
Wireless today announced that they have signed the CAR 2 CAR
Communication Consortium Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The
memorandum aims at implementing and deploying harmonized technology
for the wireless communication between cars, or between cars and
traffic infrastructure, in Europe. NXP and Cohda, a leading
specialist in wireless communication for automotive safety
applications, are the first automotive electronics suppliers to sign
the MoU, following twelve major car manufacturers in October 2012.  
In addition, NXP and Cohda have announced the introduction of
Roadlink(TM) as their new technology brand for marketing a total
Car-to-X (C2X) communication and security solution for on-board units
and road-side units in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
Automotive-ready modules based on Roadlink are currently being
developed by companies including lesswire AG in Germany. A specialist
for automotive wireless networking, lesswire has announced a C2X
module which supports the timely introduction of automotive
applications from 2015 onwards, as planned by the CAR 2 CAR
Communication Consortium.  
The overall objective of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium is to
implement and deploy cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems -- a
network in which communication partners, such as vehicles, traffic
infrastructure, and service providers, wirelessly exchange
information. This will be the basis for achieving new levels of
traffic safety and improving traffic efficiency on European roads.
The consortium is therefore pushing for global harmonization of
Car-to-Car (C2C) and Car-to-Infrastructure (C2I) communication
standards, recognizing the need to adapt software to the regional
characteristics of the US, European and Japanese markets. "We are
pleased to have NXP sign the memorandum," says Soren Hess, general
manager, CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. "The fact that NXP, as a
major driver of secure connected mobility solutions, has designed
first automotive-ready products for C2X is a major step in the
consortium's plans of making car-to-car communication on European
roads a reality from 2015 onwards."  
Under the new technology brand RoadLink, NXP and Cohda Wireless are
introducing and marketing a total Car-to-X radio and security
solution for ITS on-board units and road-side units. Cohda's patented
advanced reception technology enhances wireless communications to
quality levels far beyond commercial off-the-shelf receivers and
transmitters using the IEEE 802.11 communication standard. NXP
contributes the hardware platform based on its long-proven expertise
in software-defined radio, high-performance mixed-signal RF tuners,
and security technologies. At the same time, NXP enables the
automotive-ready performance of the total solution, which offers
unparalleled efficiency in terms of cost, form factor, and power
consumption.  
Using RoadLink technology, lesswire is developing small embedded
Car-to-X radio modules offering best-in-class RF performance. "We
have decided to design our new portfolio of IEEE802.11p modules on
RoadLink technology by NXP and Cohda Wireless because of their
leading technologies for car communication," explains Dr. Ralph
Meyfarth, CEO lesswire AG. "First modules are planned to be released
in 2014. They will be designed in with major global car manufacturers
and used in various architectures. The modules will be automotive
qualified." lesswire specializes in solutions for WLAN, Bluetooth,
and UMTS, designing robust, low-power, automotive-certified products
that enable vehicles to be assimilated into traffic or corporate
networks. The company has taken on a leading role in the
standardization and development of solutions for C2C and C2I
communication.  
Torsten Lehmann, senior vice president and general manager car
entertainment solutions at NXP Semiconductors, explains: "Signing the
memorandum of understanding underscores our commitment to make the
connected car a reality, reducing road accidents, saving lives,
reducing CO2 emissions, and improving traffic flow. The IEEE802.11p
modules that lesswire is designing based on RoadLink technology will
set new benchmarks in the automotive industry. They will combine
NXP's market-proven multi-standard software-defined radio, Cohda's
superior wireless reception algorithms, and lesswire's expertise in
automotive-grade networking solutions." NXP continues to invest in
connected car technologies, most recently announcing a significant
investment in Cohda Wireless together with Cisco in January 2013. A
video discussing NXP's approach to C2X communications is available
here: http://youtu.be/LGykjQZoQ4c  
About lesswire AG 
 lesswire AG is a Berlin-based provider of
embedded radio solutions for wireless industrial communication and
wireless applications for the automotive industry and the smart
energy sector. The company was founded in 1999 and offers complete
product solutions based on its BlueBear (Bluetooth) modules and the
WiBear (WLAN) product family for the OEM market and aftermarket.
lesswire products feature the high degree of innovation and quality
worthy of the "made in Germany" label. With sites in Berlin and
Erd/Budapest, lesswire AG has been part of PRETTL Electronics AG
since 2006. For further information, please visit www.lesswire.com.  
About Cohda
 Cohda Wireless is an equipment vendor in the Cooperative
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) market. The company manufactures
hardware products with acknowledged best-in-world performance and has
developed complete software solutions (from network layer to
applications layer) for this market. Cohda's hardware and software
products are being used in Vehicle-to-X field trials worldwide today.
Our customers include a large number of Car Makers, Tier One
Suppliers, Automotive Chip Makers, Road Authorities, as well as New
Market Entrants. Cohda's products are already in use in the USA,
Europe, Australia, Japan, and Korea. 
About NXP Semiconductors
 NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)
provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions
that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface,
Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used
in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless
infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing
applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more
than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.  
Note to Editors
 RoadLink is a trademark of NXP Semiconductors. All
other trademarks are property of their respective holders. 
Forward-looking Statements 
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strategy, financial condition, results of operations and market data,
as well as other statements that are not historical facts. By their
nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors,
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results
to be materially different from those projected. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements. Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material
information as required by the United States federal securities laws,
NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statements after NXP distributes this
document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or
otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties,
please refer to the risk factors listed in NXP's SEC filings. Copies
of NXP's SEC filings are available from the SEC website, www.sec.gov. 
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For further press information, please contact: 
NXP Semiconductors 
Global / Europe:   
Eureka Endo   
+44 795 828 7483                
eureka.endo@nxp.com  
NA:         
Lisa Silver                
+1 617 399 4913                
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APAC / China:               
Lilian Li                                       
Tel: +86 21 22052615                                       
Lilian.Li@nxp.com   
Press contacts for lesswire 
lesswire AG 
Frank Borrmann 
Rudower Chaussee 30 
12489 Berlin 
Tel: +49(0)30-6392-8291 
E-Mail: borrmann@lesswire.com 
Web: www.lesswire.com / www.wi2u.de  
Hotwire 
Michael Waning 
Franziska-Bilek-Weg 9 
80339 Munich, Germany 
Tel: +49 (0)89-80 99 11 13 6 
E-Mail: michael.waning@hotwirepr.com 
 
 
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