|ROHM supports students of the TU Ilmenau in Formula Student|
|“Team Starcraft” will receive products from ROHM for the development of its electric and autonomous racing cars.|
|Willich-Münchheide, Germany, October 15, 2019 – Starting immediately ROHM will be active in Formula Student Electric & Driverless: The company signed a sponsoring contract with the Team Starcraft of the Technical University Ilmenau, Germany. As part of the cooperation, ROHM will provide students with products from its extensive portfolio for the development of their vehicles. The team will also receive financial support.
In Formula Student, university teams compete in an international design and racing competition that is not just about the fastest racecar. The goal of every team is to achieve the optimal overall package of construction, performance, and financial and sales planning. The Formula Student is divided into three classes: In addition to classic combustion vehicles and modern electric vehicles, there has been a class for autonomous vehicles since 2017. Team Starcraft consisting of students from TU Ilmenau has been active in Formula Student since 2006.
With this cooperation ROHM expands its contacts to leading universities in Europe. In addition, ROHM wants to prove the application possibilities and advantages of its products in the automotive sector.
“It's nice to see how much heart and soul the students put into their work,” said Toshimitsu Suzuki, President of ROHM Semiconductor Europe. “ROHM is proud to support the next generation of top engineers and contribute to the mobility of tomorrow.”
|About ROHM Semiconductor
ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 398,989 million yen (3,652 billion US$) revenue per March 31th, 2019 with 22,899 employees. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, MOSFETs and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal GmbH, Kionix are companies of ROHM Semiconductor Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
For further information, please contact www.rohm.com/eu