Samsung Executive Chairman Lee Jae-yong discussed ways to collaborate on the automotive semiconductor business in a meeting with Tesla CEO Elon Musk during a business trip to the U.S.
The company revealed that Lee met with Musk at Samsung Electronics’ North American Semiconductor Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, on May 10. This marked the first time Lee has met with Musk.
Samsung Lee Elon Musk semiconductor meeting focused on the semiconductor business for Tesla’s vehicles. Tesla is designing its own fully self-driving (FSD) chips which serve as cars’ brains. The chip design and production process can determine the car’s safety, so close cooperation with foundry companies holds the key.
The meeting between the heads of the two companies bodes well for the production of existing Tesla chips as well as Samsung taking an order for next-generation FSD chips. Industry watchers are paying much attention to whether Tesla will give a chip foundry order to Samsung or TSMC.
Samsung and Tesla have a strong relationship in autonomous driving semiconductors. The Korean semiconductor giant’s foundry division produced Tesla’s autonomous driving chips.
In 2019, Musk officially announced during the introduction of Tesla’s FSD chip that Tesla had entrusted Samsung Electronics to produce the semiconductors at its 14nm process line. Samsung is still producing Tesla’s self-driving chips at its Austin, Texas, foundry in the United States.
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OnePlus Chief Asks Users to Choose Between Oppo and Samsung’s Cover Screen Design
Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, earlier sat down with a YouTube channel to reveal the technicalities of the company’s first foldable phone. We’ve seen reports saying OnePlus won’t be bringing a Flip-style foldable phone to the market anytime now.
Through his X post, OnePlus Chief asked users to pick a better cover screen between the Oppo Find N3 Flip and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. Since the post doesn’t mention brands anywhere, the image is enough to denote the cover screen design and its OEM.
Moving ahead, Oppo’s Chief Product Officer noted that the cover screen is getting larger on Flip phones. As there’s a completely difference cover screen design approach on Samsung and OPPO, it’s easy to pick one. And absolutely most of the commenters chose Samsung’s cover screen design.
This year’s Galaxy Z Flip phone comes with a 3.4-inch outer screen, making it easier to get tasks done on the Flex Window. Compared to the conventional 1.9-inch screen, the Z Flip 5 has a pretty big upgrade in terms of productivity and usability of the secondary display.
Left or right, which cover screen looks more useful to you? pic.twitter.com/H3UYoVStj0
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) October 4, 2023
Samsung Launches Galaxy S23 FE – Epic Affordability and Flagship Excellence!
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S23 FE smartphone. The device comes with flagship-grade specs while keeping affordability in order to avail epic experiences to even more consumers. There’s a lot to discuss in the new Fan Edition, let’s dive into the details!
The Galaxy S23 FE sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with an Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate. It weighs 209 grams and expands 76.5 X 158 X 8.2mm. Talking about appearance, it looks quite similar to its parent model; the Galaxy S23 and has thick bezels like the Galaxy A54.
On the rear panel, it’s equipped with a triple camera, consisting of a 12MP Ultra-Wide Camera, a 50MP Wide Camera with Adaptive Pixel technology, and an 8MP Telephoto Camera with 3x optical zoom. For selfies and video calling, there’s a 10MP front camera with an 80-degree field of view.
In some regions, the Galaxy S23 FE uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC from Qualcomm, while in others, it relies on the Exynos 2200 chip developed by Samsung. Both chips are manufactured on advanced 4nm process technology and paired with 8GB of RAM, with storage variants; 128GB and 256GB.
Moreover, a 4500mAh battery powers the Galaxy S23 FE, and the device supports 25W fast charging. Samsung says the device can charge up to 50% charge in around 30 minutes with a 25W adapter. It also supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare, letting you charge other Galaxy devices.
Out of the box, the Galaxy S23 FE runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 operating system. The company confirmed that it will get four generations of Android/One UI upgrades and five years of security patches. Connectivity HW include 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth v5.3.
Colors – Graphite, Cream, Mint and Purple.
Tenstorrent to use Samsung’s advanced 4nm process to produce the chips
AI chip startup Tenstorrent recently announced that it will cooperate with Samsung to produce the next generation of AI chipsets, which will be manufactured using the 4nm SF4X process.
Tenstorrent praises the Samsung team as “known for its expertise in silicon manufacturing.” The chipsets will be manufactured using Samsung’s advanced SF4X process, which boasts an impressive 4nm architecture.
The company has built powerful RISC-V CPUs and AI acceleration chips, aiming to break through the computing boundaries of multiple industries such as data centers, automobiles, and robots.
These chipsets are designed to deliver scalable power from milliwatts to megawatts for a wide range of applications from edge devices to data centers.
Previous report reveals that Tenstorrent completed a new round of financing of $100 million in August this year, with participation from Hyundai Motor Group and Samsung Catalyst Fund, a venture capital company owned by Samsung.