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Realizing the full promise of software-defined vehicles

Sonatus is delivering technology and solutions that accelerate vehicle software innovation. Our platforms and products serve as key software building blocks that allow automative companies and their ecosystem to innovate faster and deliver continuous improvements in costs, capabilities, reliability and user experiences over the vehicle lifespan, realizing the full promise of software-defined vehicles.

Our Values

We lead future innovation

Our commitment to innovation makes coming to work at Sonatus an inspiring choice for our employees.

We drive for customer success

We must understand our customers, their needs, and how we complement their teams.

We execute on our commitments

We pride ourselves on strong execution and delivering on our milestones.

We practice inclusive collaboration

We collaborate in a way that gets us the best ideas from our diverse team of talented individuals.

Why choose Sonatus

Innovation. Creativity. Teamwork.

We work closely with our OEM customers, and their Tier 1 suppliers, to ensure our agile development methods complement their existing development processes.

Innovate continuously

software-defined technologies expertise

Sonatus is a global leader due to our unparalleled expertise in pioneering software-defined technologies in the IT/data center and automotive worlds.

Innovative vehicle platform

Two generations of technology in volume production

Sonatus is a proven supplier, on the road today in hundreds of thousands of vehicles spanning many models and brands that incorporate our innovative vehicle platform.

Agile development

Agile development, collaborative approach

We work closely with our OEM customers, their Tier 1s, and silicon suppliers to ensure our agile development methods complement their existing development processes.

Awards & recognition

Industry accolades

Forbes 2023 America's Best Startup Employers
CES Innovation Award 2022
AutoTech Breakthrough Award 2022
Our Leadership

Sonatus executive team

Jeff Chou, CEO & Co-Founder
Jeff Chou
CEO & Co-Founder
Yu Fang, CTO & Co-Founder
Yu Fang
CTO, Chief Product Officer, & Co-Founder
John Heinlein, Ph.D, Chief Marketing Officer
John Heinlein, Ph.D
Chief Marketing Officer
Marco Di Benedetto
Marco Di Benedetto
Vice President of Engineering
Wallie Leung, Head of Business Development
Wallie Leung
Head of Business Development
Kathleen Pearl, Head of Partner & Strategic Alliances
Kathleen Pearl
Head of Partner and Strategic Alliances
Alison Lam, Head of Operations
Alison Lam
Head of Operations
Jocelyn Baxter
Jocelyn Baxter
Head of Human Resources

Backed by leading investors

As automakers seek to accelerate the digital transformation of their vehicles, Sonatus’ unique expertise in SDV technologies and strong industry traction make us an ideal partner to help OEMs across the globe navigate that challenging journey.


Careers at Sonatus

Join our team and help shape the future of software-defined vehicles.

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Our locations

Sunnyvale, CA

Detroit, MI

Dublin, Ireland

Paris, France

Milan, Italy

Shanghai, China

Taipei, Taiwan

Seoul, Korea

Tokyo, Japan

Latest news and insights

Jeff and Yu win 2024 SDV Innovator awards
From our Blog

Sonatus wins two 2024 MotorTrend SDV Innovator Awards

Last night in Las Vegas, coincident with the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Sonatus senior executives were honored to receive,…
Press Releases

Sonatus Introduces Updater For Comprehensive Vehicle Software xOTA Management

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 4, 2024 – Sonatus, a leading automotive software company accelerating the transition to software-defined vehicles (SDVs), today…
Press Releases

Sonatus raises $75 million round to accelerate vehicle software innovation

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – December 7, 2022 – Sonatus, a leading automotive software company that is accelerating vehicle innovation towards software-defined vehicles, today announced it has raised $75 million in a second round of funding.
Press Releases

Sonatus Automator Named “Connected Car Innovation of the Year” by AutoTech Breakthrough

Sonatus, a leading automotive software company accelerating the transition to software-defined vehicles (SDVs), today announced that Sonatus Automator has been named “Connected Car Innovation Of The Year” in the fourth annual AutoTech Breakthrough Awards.
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