Samsung in talks with Tesla to build next-generation self-driving chips

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FILE PHOTO: The Samsung Electronics logo is seen in an office building in Seoul, South Korea on August 25, 2017. Reuters / Kim Hong-ji / FILE PHOTO

September 23, 2021

Seoul – Samsung Electronics is in talks with Tesla to build Tesla’s next-generation Autodrive chip based on Samsung’s 7-nanometer chip manufacturing process, a Korean newspaper reported on Thursday. ..

Since the beginning of the year, Tesla and Samsung have talked a lot about the chip design and chip prototypes of Tesla’s next Hardware4 self-driving computer, the Korean Economic Newspaper reports, which is directly related to this. aware of the issue. Down.

Samsung declined to comment. Tesla did not immediately respond.

The report says that if Samsung wins the order, it is expected to manufacture the chips in a 7-nanometer production process. Samsung is already building chips on Tesla’s existing Hardware 3 computers.

Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, is Tesla New Introducing hardware for Cybertruck’s self-driving computers for electric pickup trucks in “about a year or so” in August.

According to analytics provider TrendForce, Samsung is second only to TSMC, which had a 52.9% market share in the chip manufacturing industry, compared to 17.3% at the end of June.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee, edited by Bernadette Baum)


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