Nvidia teams up with MediaTek to develop a new generation of automotive chips
Nvidia had a lot to show off at its Computex 2023 keynote, including an ultra-powerful Grace Hopper Superchip and a DGX GH200 supecomputer that employs 256 of the super chips. The company also announced a partnership with MediaTek. Unfortunately, it wasn't for mobile graphics, as rumoured earlier. Instead, both companies will work together to develop a new generation of automotive chips. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang says the following:
The combination of MediaTek's industry-leading system-on-chip plus NVIDIA's GPU and AI software technologies will enable new user experiences, enhanced safety and new connected services for allvehicle segments, from luxury to entry-level
MediaTek will use Nvidia's AI accelerators alongside its upcoming Dimensity Auto products, likely the next iteration of Dimensity Auto Drive, Auto Cockpit and Auto Connect. One of the chips will use an Nvidia GPU alongside existing Arm-based cores, allegedly on a 3 nm SoC. This could lay the groundwork for future smartphone/laptop offerings, although it may be a while before one sees it in action.
Nvidia and MediaTek also hinted that some of the latter's future offerings could be chiplet-based with a Nvlink bridge. More information about MediaTek's upcoming automotive solutions should be revealed in the coming weeks. They will be fully compatible with Nvidia's vast software library, allowing developers to take full advantage of features baked into Nvidia Drive OS, Drive IX, CUDA and Tensor RT.