STMicroelectronics and Mobileye N.V. have agreed to co-develop the next generation of their system-on-chip processor for the vision-based driver-assistance segment of the automotive market. The EyeQ3 and EyeQ3-Lite will be the first members of a third-generation family in the companies’ cooperation, which began in 2005. The new device will be a further six times more powerful than its predecessor and features increased resolution. Design of the EyeQ3 is under way and stress-test qualification, according to AEC-Q100, is planned within 2013. Already, Mobileye and ST have gained a couple of design wins for the EyeQ3 from global OEMs for a full range of functions. Production is expected to start in 2014.