Qualcomm: on Wednesday unveiled a processor chip for the automobile known as Snapdragon Experience Flex SoC which performs each driving and cockpit help capabilities together with leisure.
Previously, these capabilities have been dealt with on separate chips, and merging them may assist cut back prices, stated Nakul Dougal, head of Qualcomm’s automotive division.
“Clearly, you are lowering the variety of bodily packing containers. So it comes down to 1 field. You cut back the quantity of reminiscence you want. The extra exterior parts that you simply want, they arrive down,” Duggal advised Reuters.
The San Diego-based wi-fi pioneer has been steadily rising its automotive enterprise in recent times and stated in September that the “pipeline” of its automotive enterprise had elevated to $30 billion.
With electrical automobiles and autonomous automobiles growing, the variety of chips utilized by automakers is growing, and the automotive market has been a key development space for chipmakers.
Dougal stated automotive customers are already attempting out the brand new chip, and will probably be commercially out there within the first half of subsequent yr.