KPIT, VaST Team on Virtualization Tools for Automotive OEMs, ODMs

VaST, the leader in electronics virtualization, and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd., the leading product engineering partner to the Automotive industry, announced a partnership to deliver electronic virtualization tools and specialized services to global automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and ODMs. The combination of tools, software IP, and services accelerates cost reductions and quality improvement.

Increasingly automobiles are differentiated through software content and electronics, which requires improved methods for designing software rich systems. The partnership between VaST and KPIT Cummins focuses on methodology adoption services that speed the deployment of advanced virtual prototyping tools and methodologies such as networked ECU Virtual-Hardware-In-the-Loop simulations. Electronic virtualization is highly effective in reducing engineering costs while simultaneously enabling improved end-system software quality.

KPIT Cummins and VaST have individually proven their ability to deliver leading-edge solutions for software rich automotive systems. By collaborating they offer a total solution composed of VaST’s de facto standard automotive virtualization tools supported by all major semiconductor suppliers, and KPIT’s automotive software services, in-vehicle network software, software platforms and System engineering services proven with over 50+ automotive OEMs, Tier 1s and semiconductor suppliers globally.

“With increasing complexity, the hardware and software development cycles are getting stretched for our customers. By collaborating with VaST, we will provide simulation models for peripheral functions and microcontrollers that enable development of software on virtual platforms. This will provide added value to our customers by reducing their software development cycle time and ensuring higher quality software,” said Kishor Patil, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of KPIT Cummins.

“Design methodologies are undergoing rapid change at leading OEM’s and Tier 1′s. Consistently, we see a need for specialized highly skilled services and software IP to help accelerate adoption of virtualization methodologies. KPIT Cummins has both the skills and customer traction and is therefore an ideal partner,” said Alain Labat, Chief Executive Officer of VaST.

To learn more visit KPIT Cummins and VaST at SAE Convergence in Detroit MI. You can find VaST at booth 318, and KPIT at booth 1206.

About KPIT Cummins
KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a leading global product engineering partner, a trusted global IT consulting and specialist solutions partner, is focused on co-innovating on domain intensive technology solutions for Manufacturing corporations with special focus on Automotive, Industrial Machinery and Hi-Tech Semiconductor and Consumer Electronic verticals to help its customers become efficient, integrated and innovative enterprises. A leader in IP (Intellectual Property) led technology solutions and services, KPIT Cummins currently partners with 100+ global Manufacturing corporations including 50+ OEMs and ODMs helping them globalize efficiently & bring complex technology products/systems faster to their global markets. Actively involved in the Automotive Standardization effort across the globe, KPIT Cummins is a certified AUTOSPICE level 5 Company and has been a premium member of AUTOSAR since 2005. KPIT Cummins was recognized among leaders in International Association of Outsourcing Professional ‘The 2008 Global Outsourcing 100′, ranked 6th among the ‘Top 10 IT Services Providers 2008′ by Global Services Media and was included in the ‘Electronics For You TOP 100′ survey of focused providers of Electronics Systems & Solutions in 2007.

About VaST
VaST drives electronics virtualization. VaST fundamentally changes the electronics industry by breaking the dependency on hardware prototypes. With VaST, electronics companies develop virtual system prototypes — timing-accurate, high-speed simulation models of their electronic systems — for use in design and supply chain enablement. Using virtualization, customers develop software before hardware and enable early software development by ecosystem partners which cuts time-to-market by 8 months or more. VaST’s customers include worldwide leaders in automotive, consumer, and wireless markets. VaST is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with sales and support offices worldwide.