Samsung is in talks with Tesla to manufacture Tesla’s next-generation stand-alone chips based on Samsung’s 7-nanometer chip production process, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.
Since the start of this year, Tesla and Samsung have repeatedly discussed chip design and exchanged chip prototypes for Tesla’s upcoming Hardware 4 standalone computer, the Korea Economic Daily reported, citing sources with direct knowledge. from subject.
Samsung declined to comment. Tesla did not have an immediate response.
If Samsung wins the order, it is expected to manufacture the chip on its 7-nanometer production process, according to the report. Samsung already produces chips in Tesla’s current Hardware 3 computers.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk told the company’s AI Day event in August that Tesla would introduce new hardware for its stand-alone computer for its Cybertruck electric van in “about a year.”
In the contract chip manufacturing industry, Samsung is second behind TSMC, which had a 52.9% market share compared to Samsung’s 17.3% at the end of June, according to analytics provider TrendForce.
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