NXP Selects TSMC 5nm Process for Next Generation High Performance Automotive Platform

  • Col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on com짯bi짯nes NXP셲 auto짯mo짯ti짯ve qua짯li짯ty and func짯tion짯al safe짯ty with TSMC셲 indus짯try-lea짯ding 5nm tech짯no짯lo짯gy to fur짯ther dri짯ve the trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on of auto짯mo짯bi짯les into powerful com짯pu짯ting sys짯tems for the road
  • NXP셲 breakth짯rough SoC plat짯form, devo짯ted to auto짯mo짯ti짯ve, aims to sim짯pli짯fy and acce짯le짯ra짯te rapid inno짯va짯ti짯on in vehic짯le archi짯tec짯tures with a focus on safe짯ty, secu짯ri짯ty and data integrity
  • TSMC셲 5nm pro짯cess pro짯vi짯des world-class power, per짯for짯mance and gate den짯si짯ty for a com짯pel짯ling tech짯no짯lo짯gy offering

EINDHOVEN, The Net짯her짯lands and HSINCHU, Tai짯wan, June 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) NXP Semi짯con짯duc짯tors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announ짯ced a col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on agree짯ment to adopt TSMC셲 5몁anometer (5nm) tech짯no짯lo짯gy for NXP셲 next gene짯ra짯ti짯on, high-per짯for짯mance auto짯mo짯ti짯ve plat짯form. This col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on com짯bi짯nes NXP셲 auto짯mo짯ti짯ve design exper짯ti짯se with TSMC셲 indus짯try-lea짯ding 5nm tech짯no짯lo짯gy to fur짯ther dri짯ve the trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on of auto짯mo짯bi짯les into powerful com짯pu짯ting sys짯tems for the road.

Buil짯ding upon mul짯ti짯ple suc짯cessful 16nm designs, TSMC and NXP are expan짯ding their col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on to crea짯te a Sys짯tem-on-Chip (SoC) plat짯form in 5nm to deli짯ver the next gene짯ra짯ti짯on of auto짯mo짯ti짯ve pro짯ces짯sors. Using TSMC셲 5nm pro짯cess, NXP셲 offe짯rings will address a wide varie짯ty of func짯tions and workloads, such as con짯nec짯ted cock짯pits, high-per짯for짯mance domain con짯trol짯lers, auto짯no짯mous dri짯ving, advan짯ced net짯wor짯king, hybrid pro짯pul짯si짯on con짯trol and inte짯gra짯ted chas짯sis management.

TSMC셲 5nm tech짯no짯lo짯gy is curr짯ent짯ly the world셲 most advan짯ced pro짯cess in volu짯me pro짯duc짯tion. NXP will adopt N5P, an enhan짯ced ver짯si짯on of TSMC셲 5nm tech짯no짯lo짯gy, which pro짯vi짯des about 20 per짯cent fas짯ter speed or about 40 per짯cent power reduc짯tion com짯pared to the pre짯ce짯ding 7nm gene짯ra짯ti짯on, and is sup짯port짯ed by the industry셲 most com짯pre짯hen짯si짯ve design ecosystem.

NXP is a lea짯ding glo짯bal auto짯mo짯ti짯ve sup짯pli짯er with a rich histo짯ry in vehic짯le con짯trol, vehic짯le safe짯ty, vehic짯le info짯tain짯ment and digi짯tal clus짯ters. NXP셲 deve짯lo짯p짯ments on 5nm, initi짯al짯ly based on its estab짯lished S32 archi짯tec짯tu짯re, will lead to new archi짯tec짯tures offe짯ring sca짯la짯bi짯li짯ty and a com짯mon soft짯ware envi짯ron짯ment, fur짯ther sim짯pli짯fy짯ing and enab짯ling the signi짯fi짯cant increase in soft짯ware per짯for짯mance requi짯red in the future car. Lever짯aging the com짯pu짯ting power and power effi짯ci짯en짯cy of the 5nm tech짯no짯lo짯gy, NXP will meet the high levels of inte짯gra짯ti짯on, power manage짯ment and com짯pu짯te power requi짯red for advan짯ced vehic짯le archi짯tec짯tures as well as their strin짯gent safe짯ty and secu짯ri짯ty needs with its renow짯ned IP.

Modern vehic짯le archi짯tec짯tures need to har짯mo짯ni짯ze soft짯ware infra짯struc짯tu짯re across domains to levera짯ge invest짯ments, sca짯le deploy짯ments and share resour짯ces, said Hen짯ri Arde짯vol, Exe짯cu짯ti짯ve Vice Pre짯si짯dent and GM, Auto짯mo짯ti짯ve Pro짯ces짯sing at NXP. NXP aims to deli짯ver the pre짯mier auto짯mo짯ti짯ve pro짯ces짯sing plat짯form based on TSMC셲 5nm pro짯cess, with a con짯sis짯tent archi짯tec짯tu짯re across domains and with dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ti짯on in per짯for짯mance, power, and world-class safe짯ty and secu짯ri짯ty. Car OEMs need a simp짯ler coor짯di짯na짯ti짯on of advan짯ced func짯tions across con짯trol-units, the fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty to loca짯te and port appli짯ca짯ti짯ons seam짯less짯ly, and the cer짯tain짯ty of exe짯cu짯ti짯on in a cri짯ti짯cal safe짯ty and secu짯ri짯ty con짯text. NXP is powerful짯ly posi짯tio짯ned to deli짯ver tho짯se auto짯mo짯ti짯ve-spe짯ci짯fic bene짯fits, now with lea짯ding-edge metrics through the TSMC partnership.

TSMC셲 latest col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on with NXP tru짯ly demons짯tra짯tes how auto짯mo짯ti짯ve semi짯con짯duc짯tors have evol짯ved from simp짯le micro짯con짯trol짯lers to sophisti짯ca짯ted pro짯ces짯sors on par with chips used in the most deman짯ding high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting sys짯tems, said Dr. Kevin Zhang, Vice Pre짯si짯dent of Busi짯ness Deve짯lo짯p짯ment at TSMC. TSMC has enjoy짯ed a long histo짯ry of strong part짯ner짯ship with NXP, and we are exci짯ted to take the auto짯mo짯ti짯ve plat짯form ano짯ther step for짯ward into the most advan짯ced tech짯no짯lo짯gy available in the mar짯ket and unleash the power of NXP셲 inno짯va짯ti짯ve pro짯ducts for intel짯li짯gent auto짯mo짯ti짯ve appli짯ca짯ti짯ons and more.

NXP and TSMC expect the deli짯very of first samples of 5nm devices to NXP셲 key cus짯to짯mers in 2021.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semi짯con짯duc짯tors N.V. enables secu짯re con짯nec짯tions for a smar짯ter world, advan짯cing solu짯ti짯ons that make lives easier, bet짯ter, and safer. As the world lea짯der in secu짯re con짯nec짯ti짯vi짯ty solu짯ti짯ons for embedded appli짯ca짯ti짯ons, NXP is dri짯ving inno짯va짯ti짯on in the auto짯mo짯ti짯ve, indus짯tri짯al & IoT, mobi짯le, and com짯mu짯ni짯ca짯ti짯on infra짯struc짯tu짯re mar짯kets. Built on more than 60 years of com짯bi짯ned expe짯ri짯ence and exper짯ti짯se, the com짯pa짯ny has appro짯xi짯m짯ate짯ly 29,000 employees in more than 30 count짯ries and pos짯ted reve짯nue of $8.88 bil짯li짯on in 2019. Find out more at www.nxp.com.

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About TSMC
TSMC pio짯nee짯red the pure-play foundry busi짯ness model when it was foun짯ded in 1987, and has been the world셲 lar짯gest dedi짯ca짯ted semi짯con짯duc짯tor foundry ever sin짯ce. The Com짯pa짯ny sup짯ports a thri짯ving eco짯sys짯tem of glo짯bal cus짯to짯mers and part짯ners with the industry셲 lea짯ding pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gies and port짯fo짯lio of design ena짯blem짯ent solu짯ti짯ons to unleash inno짯va짯ti짯on for the glo짯bal semi짯con짯duc짯tor indus짯try. With glo짯bal ope짯ra짯ti짯ons span짯ning Asia, Euro짯pe, and North Ame짯ri짯ca, TSMC ser짯ves as a com짯mit짯ted cor짯po짯ra짯te citi짯zen around the world.

TSMC deploy짯ed 272 distinct pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gies, and manu짯fac짯tu짯red 10,761 pro짯ducts for 499 cus짯to짯mers in 2019 by pro짯vi짯ding broa짯dest ran짯ge of advan짯ced, spe짯cial짯ty and advan짯ced pack짯a짯ging tech짯no짯lo짯gy ser짯vices. TSMC is the first foundry to pro짯vi짯de 5몁anometer pro짯duc짯tion capa짯bi짯li짯ties, the most advan짯ced semi짯con짯duc짯tor pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gy available in the world. The Com짯pa짯ny is head짯quar짯te짯red in Hsin짯chu, Taiwan.