Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) has overtaken Samsung to win a large order for Tesla's Assisted driving (FSD) chips, which will be manufactured at 4/5 nm, according to the Taiwan Economic Daily. TSMC declined to comment.
It is said that Tesla is expected to become one of TSMC's top seven customers next year, which is the first time for new energy vehicle companies to be among TSMC's main customers.
At present, Tesla is committed to the development of a fully automatic assistant driving system FSD (Full Self-Driving Computer), which uses a self-developed chip and integrates high-speed computing, AI and other functions.
Before this, Tesla adopted a multi-supplier strategy, placing orders in TSMC and Samsung. IT Home has learned that Tesla's previous generation of driver-assist chips, known as Hardware 3.0, were manufactured at 14nm at Samsung's Austin facility, and were later upgraded to a 7nm process.
From the information previously released, Hardware 3.0 image processing speed than Hardware The 2.5 is a 21-fold improvement, 20% less than the Hardware 2.5 unit cost, and a free upgrade for older owners.
Among them, Tesla's self-developed fully autonomous Driving FSD chip can reach 144TOPS, and eight cameras supporting the Full Self Driving Computer chip will complete the visual processing work.
It also follows earlier reports that Tesla is working with TSMC on a next-generation Hardware platform that will deliver 3x cash performance.