videantis and ADTechnology to build 5nm ADAS/AD SoCs

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videantis, a provider of a unified platform for processing algorithms, and ADTechnology, a specialist in ASIC design services, are to jointly build automotive SoCs (System-on-Chip) for ADAS and autonomous driving (AD) using Samsung Foundry’s advanced 5nm process.

Based on this advanced technology node both companies will collaborate on developing a scalable and customisable SoC platform that targets the full range of automotive processing requirements.

From smart edge sensor data processing in decentralised vehicle architectures up to high-performance compute systems in domain and central processing units, this SoC platform will target ADAS and AD applications up to SAE L4 (Society of Automotive Engineers, Level 4).

Compared to many other SoCs addressing this market, the videantis’ v-MP6000UDX unified processing platform is able to render separate specialised cores for AI, vision, signal processing, graphics, or video coding obsolete. This is said to radically cut down overall SoC complexity and at the same time boosts flexibility to support diverse automotive use cases.

According to the two companies, the SoC platform will deliver a highly cost-effective single-chip solution for ADAS/AD without the need for companion chips.

“We are very pleased to team up with ADTechnology as well as securing premium access to Samsung Foundry’s volume production capacities,” said Dr. Hans-Joachim Stolberg, CEO/CTO and one of the founders of videantis. “I’m convinced that this collaboration with ADTechnology, Samsung Foundry, and Arm will contribute significantly to our future business.”

videantis and ADTechnology, supported by Arm and Samsung Foundry, are working closely with leading automotive OEMs and tier-1 suppliers to develop SoC platforms for their next generation vehicle architectures, enabling rapid customisation for a wide range of automotive devices.

“This project is a successful example of the expanding Samsung Foundry ecosystem,” said Moonsoo Kang, executive vice president and head of Business Development team, Samsung Electronics. “Through close collaboration with ADTechnology, our Design Solution Partner, we will help diverse customers launch competitive products using our 5nm process technology.”

“The future of autonomous vehicle applications relies on having access to the right computing technology for the right application,” explained Dennis Laudick, VP of go-to-market, Automotive Line of Business, Arm. “We’re pleased that videantis have licensed our IP to provide the right balance of performance, efficiency and leading-edge safety, and we look forward to the computing innovations to come in autonomous vehicles as a result.”

First products are set to target vehicles with Start of Production (SOP) 2025 and onwards.