Samsung unveils auto chips targeting demand for advanced chips

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Samsung unveils auto chips targeting demand for advanced chips

SEOUL Reuters -- Samsung Electronics revealed new auto chips targeting demand for advanced chips in cars, including one mounted in Volkswagen's infotainment system developed by LG Electronics.

Samsung said in a statement that it plans to respond to the growing demand for high-tech automotive chips that can handle more entertainment consumption and increased electrical components in cars.

The chips, developed by Samsung's logic chip design business System LSI, include a chip enabling 5 G-based telecommunications to download high-definition video content during transit, and a power management chip for stable electricity supply.

A third chip, an infotainment processor, can be used in Volkswagen's high-performance computer called In Car Application Server ICAS 3.1, developed by LG Electronics' vehicle components business, Samsung said.

Samsung and the cross-town rivals of LG Electronics have both targeted the growth of the global electric vehicle market and the rapid electrification of cars as opportunities to sell more high-tech chips and sophisticated components, analysts said.