Hyundai Mobis, the parts division of Hyundai Motor Group, is negotiating with South Korean fabless chip companies to develop self-developed automotive chips. In addition, Hyundai also shared some of its automotive semiconductor specifications.
Analysts said that this move reflects the South Korean automaker’s intention to achieve controllability through cooperation with South Korean chip manufacturers, reduce dependence on foreign semiconductor supply chains, and solve supply problems faster.
It is reported that Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Mobis recently shared some specifications of the automotive semiconductors they are using with South Korean System Semiconductor.
The list they gave included 8 analog semiconductors, including microcontroller units (MCU), display driver integrated circuits, and power management integrated circuits, especially MCUs. They showed a design of a 32-bit chip based on a 65-nanometer process specification.
Most of the automotive chips in the industry are imported from overseas. The main sources include Infineon of Germany, ST Microelectronics of Switzerland, NXP of the Netherlands, and Texas Instruments of the United States.