Samsung Electronics supplies automotive semiconductors to Volkswagen
Samsung Electronics supplies automotive semiconductors to Volkswagen, the world’s largest automobile manufacturer after Audi.
The System LSI division of Samsung Electronics has been supplying the Exynos Auto, its latest system semiconductor product, to Volkswagen models since the beginning of 2021. The Exynos Auto is Samsung Electronics’ own system-on-chip (SoC) component for vehicles. It plays the role of a brain in infotainment systems for vehicles.
The Exynos Auto was the semiconductor brand from Samsung Electronics. The Exynos car chips delivered to Audi perform various functions, including controlling vehicle status, navigation and multimedia playback. Currently, all of the latest Audi cars are equipped with Exynos car chips from Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Electronics plans to increase the number of semiconductor products for vehicles by using the Exynos Auto as a stepping stone. Although the profitability of automotive semiconductors is still low, they are attracting attention as parts of the next generation as electric vehicles (EVs) and self-driving cars become popular.
Samsung Electronics currently supplies memory semiconductors for vehicles and is expanding its product line to include image sensors, SoCs for infotainment systems and LED semiconductors.