A Luxembourg based company is looking for start-ups developing solutions in the field of intelligent sensors, heating devices and actuators in the field of automotive communication buses. The company is ready to license existing solutions or set-up collaborative development projects. The company is looking for joint venture and/or license agreement.
With a 2500+ strong workforce, the Luxembourg company is a family-owned global supplier to the automotive and household appliance industry, with a worldwide sales structure and a manufacturing footprint in Europe, Asia and America. It has a decades-long trajectory in the field of electrical motors, actuators, heating devices and sensors, and more recently in the field of windscreen and headlamp washing systems and mechanical locks. Specifically in the field of sensors and heating devices, the Luxembourg company has a very strong market position, and is seeking to maintain its competitive edge for the years to come.
The company is seeking to locate companies with capabilities in the field of automotive communication buses and digital / multiplexed i/o interfaces (CAN,LIN, etc.) which can license ready-to-use software libraries and possibly also hardware blocks which the company can then integrate into its own embedded developments, thus saving the internal effort required to develop such libraries / hardware blocks, which, although being important, are somehow secondary to its main effort in the field of sensing and control hardware and software.
The company envisions the partnership with start-ups and/or companies in the form of licensing agreements of existing solutions, or collaborative development of specific, individual projects, focused on special needs, under exclusivity agreements as dictated by every business case.
The company is however open to consider other possibilities such as partial or total acquisition of companies it would consider as strategically positioned in the field and fitting within the R&D structure and strategy of the Group.
capabilities in the field of automotive communication buses and digital / multiplexed i/o interfaces :
- Controller Area Network (CAN bus)
- Local Interconnect Network (LIN)
- Vehicle Area Network (VAN)
ready-to-use software libraries
hardware blocks which the company can then integrate into its own embedded developments
- Type of partner sought: start-up or established company
- Specific area of activity of the partner: development and commercialization of embedded software for automotive network sensors
- Task to be performed: provide ready-to-use solutions or developp custom base solutions