TSMC delivers 7nm automotive design enablement platform

2021-03-30 23:28:01 LIANG

TSMC has announced the availability of what it claims is the world's first 7nm automotive design enablement platform (ADEP) to accelerate time-to-design for customers' AI inferencing engines, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications.


TSMC indicated with its 7nm family of technologies in volume production since 2018, the foundry possesses industry-leading yield learning and quality assurance experience to both deliver on the increasing demand for leading-edge processes to fulfill high computation needs for automotive applications, and also meet rigorous durability and reliability requirements.


TSMC's ADEP is certified with the ISO 26262 standard for functional safety, and consists of Standard Cell, GPIO, and SRAM foundation IP based on the company's years of experience in 7nm production for design robustness and first-time success. TSMC's foundation IP have also passed rigorous qualification according to AEC-Q100 Grade-1, providing customers with another layer of quality assurance.


Process design kits and support from third party vendor IPs are also available, enabling customers to further focus their efforts on the unique capabilities that distinguish their products in the market. Furthermore, TSMC not only provides robust 7nm capacity with automotive-grade defect PPM, it is also committed to supporting the long life cycles of automotive products.


In addition to a robust automotive IP ecosystem, TSMC Fabs are certified with IATF 16949 for automotive product manufacturing. TSMC also provides an automotive service package for wafer manufacturing, with a built-in "Zero Defect Mindset" for tightened control and enhanced gating to achieve automotive DPPM goals, as well as a safe launch program during production ramp to ensure the success of new product introduction.