Videantis, ADTechnology team up to build 5nm ADAS/AD SoCs

Videantis, ADTechnology team up to build 5nm ADAS/AD SoCs

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

The Artificial Intelligence platform provider videantis GmbH and ASIC design services and manufacturing services provider ADTechnology Co., Ltd., have inked a collaboration contract to jointly build automotive SoCs (System-on-Chip) for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD).

Based on Samsung’s advanced 5nm process node, ADTechnology and videantis will each contribute their specific expertise in implementing a scalable and customizable SoC platform targeting the full range of automotive processing requirements. From smart edge sensor data processing in decentralized vehicle architectures up to high-performance compute systems in domain and central processing units, the projected SoC platform will target ADAS and AD applications up to SAE L4 (Society of Automotive Engineers, Level 4). ADTechnology is a distinguished Samsung Foundry’s Design Solution Partner which gives the company preferred access to Samsung’s cutting-edge semiconductor technology.

In contrast to other SoCs addressing this market, videantis’ v-MP6000UDX unified processing platform renders separate specialized cores for AI, vision, signal processing, graphics, or video coding obsolete. This approach gives system designers the possibility to radically cut down overall SoC complexity. At the same time, videantis’ architecture boosts flexibility to support diverse automotive use cases at equally high silicon utilization.

The planned SoC platform, combining videantis’ v-MP6000UDX processing subsystem and state-of-the-art automotive processors licensed from ARM, thus yields simplified, highly cost-effective single-chip solutions for ADAS/AD without the need for companion chips, explains videantis marketing director Stephan Janouch.

With the high efficiency of the videantis platform already proven in safety-relevant single-box automotive smart cameras in high-volume automotive production at videantis customer Continental AG, seamless reuse of existing software applications, development tools, and expertise towards this upcoming SoC platform is guaranteed. New full stack development benefits from substantially reduced software development complexity due to using a single unified tool chain for all algorithm types.

“We are very pleased to team up with ADTechnology, one of the world’s leading design houses contributing a proven expertise in the implementation of high-end SoCs as well as securing premium access to Samsung Foundry’s volume production capacities,” says 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.”

“I’m very honored to announce this important collaboration work with videantis,”  says JK Park, CEO of ADTechnology. “It is our duty to make our customers successful. Based on 20 years of engineering experience along with 500 employees, together with videantis we will serve global automotive OEMs and tier-1 suppliers to secure reliable mass production. With this monumental program, we will also expand the collaboration with our partners Samsung Foundry and ARM.”

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

ADTechnology is a global ASIC design services and manufacturing services provider with 700+ design/tape-out engineering experiences. Suwon, Korea, based ADTechnology runs R&D offices in Korea and Vietnam as well as sales offices in San Jose, USA and Munich, Germany. The company is a member of Samsung Foundry Design Solution Partner program, focusing on 4/5/8nm advanced ASIC SoCs encompassing Automotive, AI, HPC, Consumer and Industrial applications.

First products resulting out of this collaboration are targeting vehicles with Start of Production (SOP) 2025 and onwards.

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