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indie Semiconductor Formally Opens Dresden Center of Excellence

Enhances Local Support for OEMs and Tier 1s in Europe’s Largest Automotive Manufacturing Region

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–indie Semiconductor (Nasdaq: INDI), an Autotech solutions innovator, has formally opened its engineering center of excellence (CoE) in Dresden, Germany. The center is one of a series of European facilities that the company is either creating or expanding as part of its strategy to deliver local technical support for a rapidly growing base of OEM and Tier 1 automotive customers in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

Engineering teams at the Dresden CoE are developing and supporting mixed-signal, semiconductor solutions deployed in products that address vehicle electrification and driver safety and automation applications. Backed by decades of mixed-signal engineering expertise, the Dresden CoE provides functional safety design support, including the highest ASIL D level requirements and customized solutions. The technologies are enhancing driver and passenger user experience and accelerating mass-market deployment of highly integrated LiDAR, radar, computer vision, and ultrasound sensor solutions.

The Dresden office, first established in 2020, formally opened with a welcome ceremony, company presentation, and facility tour, which was attended by indie CEO Donald McClymont and indie executive staff, as well as Mr. Dirk Hilbert, Mayor of Dresden City. With over 30 employees to date, the Dresden facility has grown rapidly, bringing the total number of engineers in the EMEA region to well over 100. indie’s EMEA design facilities are located in Scotland, Israel, Germany and Hungary.

“Europe is the second largest vehicle market in the world and accounts for approximately 20% of global production and sales,” said Donald McClymont, co-founder and chief executive officer of indie. “By expanding our footprint in Germany, the Dresden CoE plays an important part in our strategy to provide high-quality, local resources in a country that is known for automotive excellence.”

Brendan McKearney, indie’s VP for sales and business development, EMEA, adds “The local support from Dresden and our EMEA facilities, and direct access to our engineering teams enables an unmatched level of customer intimacy, helping customers meet their challenging schedules and project goals.”

At the event, Mayor of Dresden City, Dirk Hilbert, commented “An aspiring semiconductor company from California decides to set up its German headquarters in Dresden. Just two years later, a 30-strong team of experts is already developing pioneering circuits for large parts of the automotive world here. indie Semiconductor’s growth story is a remarkable success for the company and the location.”

Dr. Robert Franke, Head of Office for Economic Development, adds: “The chip designer indie Semiconductor is already one of the hidden champions in Silicon Saxony. The market prospects are promising, and as a partner we stand by the company and support its ambitious growth plans.”

The opening of the Dresden CoE offers multiple career opportunities across engineering and other disciplines. To learn more, please visit www.indiesemi.com/careers.

About indie

indie is empowering the Autotech revolution with next-generation automotive semiconductors and software platforms. We focus on edge sensors spanning multiple modalities, including LiDAR, radar, ultrasound and vision for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), user experience and electrification applications. These technologies represent the core underpinnings of both electric and autonomous vehicles while our advanced user interfaces enabled by our mixed-signal SoCs transform the in-cabin experience to mirror and seamlessly connect to the mobile platforms we rely on every day. We are an approved vendor to Tier 1 partners and our solutions can be found in marquee automotive OEMs around the world. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, indie has design centers and sales offices in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; San Francisco and San Jose, CA; Córdoba, Argentina; Budapest, Hungary; Dresden and Munich, Germany; Cambridge, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; Haifa, Israel; Quebec City, Canada; Tokyo, Japan and several locations throughout China.

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