“Not only do you have to design and make chips for the automotive market to the required standards but you also have to have detailed documentation to trace chips through every stage. If a problem occurs, car manufacturers have to recall cars and they want to be able to recall as few as possible to keep costs down, so they need to be able to isolate just those ones with an issue. This may mean being able to trace chips right back to the individual wafer that they came from. We have the processes and expertise to provide this exacting level of audit control. As a result, we can now open up the automotive market for nimble, creative companies to provide the innovative products that car manufacturers need by turning their ideas into chips. This is a really exciting opportunity for them to accelerate the development of driverless and electric cars” added Patrick McNamee, EnSilica’s Director of Silicon Operations.
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