The Audi A4 new model, to be launched in Europe this fall, is the first vehicle to come loaded with the Samsung Electronics’ Exynos Auto 8890, a processor for in-vehicle infortainment systems. Audi is expected to use Samsung Electronics' automotive processors for its next-generation vehicles.
The Exynos Auto 8890 is the main processor for Audi’s third-generation modular infotainment platform (MIB). A vehicle infotainment system is state-of-the-art equipment that provides information on vehicle conditions and driving environments as well as entertainment content such as multimedia playbacks.
The Exynos Auto 8890 is a processor with eight CPU cores and 12 GPU cores. It supports multiple operating systems (OS) and can run up to four displays simultaneously thanks to its powerful performance.
"We will deliver the best experience to our customers with next-generation infotainment systems that can respond quickly and accurately," an Audi design manager said.
Samsung Electronics announced that it was planning to supply the Exynos Auto for the Audi A4 and upcoming models, enhancing the competitiveness of its automotive semiconductor technology. Samsung Electronics' automotive semiconductor lineup is composed of memory and non-memory semiconductors including image sensor ISOCELL Auto, a 10-nanometer class DRAM for automobiles that can withstand temperatures up to 125 degrees Celsius, and a 256 GB eUFS for automobiles based on NAND flashes.
In the meantime, market researcher IHS Markit projects that the automotive semiconductor market will grow by an average of 8 percent annually from 2018 to 2025.