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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors collaborates with Plug and Play in Silicon Valley to accelerate Technology and Business Relationships

Sunnyvale, California –

To accelerate new technologies and partnership access, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) recently joined the Plug and Play Mobility ecosystem. Plug and Play is the largest global innovation platform that brings together startups, investors, and corporations. They are experts in facilitating meaningful introductions, investing in startups, and bringing together key stakeholders into one world-changing network.

“Yanfeng Automotive Interiors brings a fresh perspective to our ecosystem. They redefine how drivers interact with the inside of their vehicles and by working with startups, they will be able to further impact the user experience,” said Saeed Amidi, Founder and CEO of Plug and Play. “We look forward to introducing them to new technology that supports their mission.”

As a Plug and Play ecosystem member, YFAI will engage and benefit in several ways, including proof of concept tests, pilot projects and deal flow sessions with startups.

“This is an unprecedented time in the automotive industry. We believe the interior is where the mobility revolution will have the most significant impact,” said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. “Working with Plug and Play and their platform partners is critical to give us further access to disruptive technology and startups globally to accelerate the pace.”

About Plug and Play
Plug and Play is a global innovation platform. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to make technological advancement progress faster than ever before. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 21 locations globally giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 220 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. We provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, LendingClub, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com.

About Yanfeng:

Yanfeng is a leading global automotive supplier, focusing on interior, exterior, seating, cockpit electronics, and passive safety, and is exploring new business actively. Yanfeng has more than 240 locations and approximately 55,000 employees worldwide. The technical team of 4,200 experts is in 8 R&D centers and other regional offices, with complete capabilities including engineering and software development, styling, and test validation. Focusing on Smart Cabin and lightweight technology, Yanfeng supports automakers to explore future mobility and provide leading cabin solutions.

Media Contact

Debra Ortisi

Vice President, Communications

Public Relations - North America

734 254 5735

debra.ortisi@yanfeng.com

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