ALD will be moving in to the somewhat conservative automobile chip market. Earlier reports from Audi and Volvo have already indicated this. Now EW reports : Renesas and TSMC have collaborated closely on MCUs with on-chip flash memory since the 90nm technology generation.
Four years after working together on 40nm MCU platform and production, the two companies are now extending their collaboration to develop 28nm MCUs.
“By leveraging TSMC’s 28nm high-performance, energy-efficient technology, we believe we can showcase how best we optimize one of our advanced technologies to meet the demands and innovation for the next generation of automotive devices,” says TSMC’s Dr. BJ Woo.
[TSMC high performance technology uses ALD HKMG stack]