Twelve automotive, electrical component and semiconductor companies have established a consortium to conduct research and develop high-performance system on chip (SoC) semiconductors for use in automobiles.
The Advanced SoC Research for Automotive (ASRA) group will research and develop SoCs for automobiles using chiplet technology, and aim to install them in mass-production vehicles from 2030 onward.
Approximately 1,000 semiconductors are used in each automobile, and the types vary depending on the application. SoCs are essential semiconductors for autonomous driving technology and multimedia systems. Advantages of chiplet technology include higher performance and multifunctionality, higher-yield chips and timely commercialization of SoCs targeted for automotive company needs.
Members of the ASRA include Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota; electrical component manufacturers DENSO and Panasonic Automotive Systems; and semiconductor firms Cadence, MIRISE, Renesas, Socionext and Synopsys.