Car manufacturers today use more and more electronics to provide high-performance graphics for in-vehicle systems, such as dashboards, cameras, GPS and multimedia entertainment systems. The result is a more compelling driving experience for consumers and flexible, cost-effective development for automakers.

Graphics Display Controllers (GDCs) are the core drivers of display systems, and therefore play a critical role in this shift from analog to digital systems. But that shift also requires close collaboration among the key development players, especially when dealing with complex systems such as cluster displays. The recent graphics-display-controller project between Fujitsu Microelectronics America and Visteon Corporation illustrates the power of such collaboration.