Other than the smartphone and tablet, which device is also mobile and electronic? Cars are comprised of many important mechanical parts, many of which have been at their core for years now. But cars also can be considered as highly sophisticated electronic systems, hence semiconductors constituting an essential section.
As the graphics show below, semiconductor solutions are used in a wide array of automotive applications such as the camera and sensing system, dashboard, IVI (In-Vehicle Infotainment) system, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), autonomous driving central computing system and gateway. Semiconductors will be used even more extensively in the future, especially with the potential introduction of autonomous driving.
Samsung has been continuously cooperating with leading automobile manufacturers to make its semiconductor technologies available in the industry’s latest automobiles as well as next-generation cars. The company has participated in the Audi Progressive SemiConductor Program (PSCP) since 2015 with its advanced memory solutions and Exynos processors.
With its multiple operating system compatibility and support for multi-display, Samsung’s flagship Exynos processors enable powerful computing and graphics processing performance for today’s automobiles with highly graphical user interfaces. Along with its Exynos offerings, Samsung also plans to develop a wide array of logic IC solutions for upcoming automotive applications. Images sensors, working as the eyes of future vehicles, will have further improved frame rate and light sensitivity for thorough monitoring and sensing the driving environment.
When it comes to memory solutions, Samsung provides its high-performance, high-density LPDDR4 /LPDDR4X and GDDR6 DRAM lineups to address ever increasing demand for higher data bandwidth. For secure data storage, Samsung offers advanced eMMC and UFS solutions. All of these Samsung semiconductor solutions for automotive applications guarantee the highest performance levels among their kinds and are designed to endure tough environments inside the automobiles such as sudden temperature changes and continuous vibration.
Also offered by Samsung are LED components for interior and exterior lighting of automobiles such as cluster indicator lighting, headlamps and turn signal lamps. Based on upcoming technologies like pixel lighting, Samsung will be able to provide LED packages and modules that will enable more sophisticated and reliable lighting solutions.