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Samsung said to be developing processors for smart cars

By Cookie Monster - on 8 Feb 2018, 1:00am

Samsung said to be developing processors for smart cars

The world's biggest chipmaker by revenue is expanding into a new market - smart cars. 

Sources told ETNews that Samsung is developing automotive application processors and mass production is scheduled to begin by the end of the year. The automotive application processors are called "Exynos Auto" and they will be supplied to its subsidiaries such as Audi and Harman. 

Exynos Auto is likely to become the company's first automotive system chip that can meet the safety standards required of automotive parts. They are also believed to be the first Samsung chips to have Neural Processing Unit (NPU) block for artificial intelligence (AI) calculations. In addition, Exynos Auto chips will come with LTE modems to stay connected. 

Samsung is rumored to be developing AI chips which are better than Apple and Huawei. They will be used in servers and mobile devices. The company is also testing self-driving cars in California and South Korea.

Source: ETNews

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