Semiconductor technologies have been present in vehicles since the 1960s, first introduced for safety features such as stability control. Back then, and until recently, vehicles have been defined by performance characteristics such as engine power, handling, efficiency and so on. Semiconductor technologies developed with the vehicle, but even into the 21st century, the focus has been on those engine characteristics.
Change is happening. With the rise of electrification and automation, engine centricity is being replaced with a focus on software-oriented features like autonomous driving. These require much more powerful computers than have previously been used in vehicles. The chips for these systems are increasingly beyond the fabrication capabilities of the established tier 2 suppliers.
This webinar will
- Explain the main areas which rely on semiconductor technologies in modern vehicles
- Discuss how automation and electrification trends will impact semiconductor demand
- Show the current capabilities of automotive tier 2 companies
- Examine how the supply chain is shifting to accommodate more high-performance computing in vehicles