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Western Digital’s Automotive Grade Storage Solutions Verified Compatible with Renesas’ R-Car Automotive System-on-Chips

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Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), a
leading data infrastructure company, announced that the company’s
Automotive Grade iNAND e.MMC 5.1 EFD storage solution was verified
compatible with Renesas’ R-Car automotive system-on-chips (SoCs) to
enable automotive applications that require high endurance, high
reliability and a wide operating temperature range. Designed to perform
with low power and across a long lifecycle, the iNAND Automotive Grade
e.MMC 5.1 EFD storage solution is featured in Renesas’ R-Car Starter Kit

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Western Digital’s iNAND e.MMC 5.1 embedded flash drive has been verified compatible with Renesas R-C ...

Western Digital’s iNAND e.MMC 5.1 embedded flash drive has been verified compatible with Renesas R-CAR SoCs (systems-on-chips), enabling it to be used in Renasas’ computing platforms for data-intensive applications. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Driven by data, a growing number of automotive solutions are using
advanced human-machine interfaces (HMI), cognitive computing and
computer vision, which require high-resolution graphics, image
processing, video sensing and other advanced features. These
applications require durable and reliable storage solutions that can
work in harsh automotive environments with elevated temperatures,
humidity and vibration for prolonged periods of time.

“As a valued partner, Western Digital delivers a wide breadth of storage
solutions for customers developing high-end, highly demanding,
data-intensive automotive applications,” said Naoki Yoshida, vice
president, Automotive Technical Customer Engagement Division, Automotive
Solution Business Unit, Renesas. “The combination of the R-Car family of
automotive SoCs and Western Digital’s iNAND Automotive Grade storage
solutions give customers a powerful and reliable solution for automotive

“Verifying the compatibility of Western Digital’s iNAND Automotive Grade
e.MMC 5.1 EFD solutions as part of the R-Car Starter Kit will take the
guesswork out of the design process and enable our mutual customers to
achieve faster time-to-market for a wide range of automotive
applications,” said Oded Sagee, senior director, Devices Group, Western

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