Samsung is currently one of the largest chip manufacturers in the world and is seeking to maintain this position through partnerships with many important names. According to the latest update, the company is working with Tesla to build a 5nm chip for autonomous driving.
With the continued growth and adoption of electric vehicles in the market, as well as a lack of chipsets due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung is seizing the opportunity to enter the automotive business.
It is reported that the new chipset is currently in the “R&D” phase of Samsung’s foundry and will be installed directly into Tesla electric vehicles. As previously mentioned, Samsung will use the 5nm Against Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) process for the chips currently owned by companies such as TSMC and Samsung.
Samsung is already partnering with Tesla in manufacturing its current control chip for Hardware 3.0 computers, although the chip is limited to the older 14nm technology. Upgrading to 5nm will be a huge upgrade for Tesla and big business for Samsung as 5nm chips are an expensive and rare technology.
If this new development is successful, it will give Samsung a significant advantage over one of its biggest competitors in the industry, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company).