The “2021 China Automotive semiconductor Industry Conference” hosted by Gasgoo was grandly held in Shanghai Auto City Ruili Hotel from June 29th to 30th, 2021. The conference lasted for two days and focused on the current situation of core shortage of Chinese car companies, the security construction of supply chain localization, the construction and design of vehicle chip platform, the chip requirements and application cases in the field of autonomous driving, intelligent cockpit, and the application of power semiconductors in the three power semiconductors. Applications and topics such as chip testing and functional safety are discussed.
The conference attracted 300+ offline and 15,000+ online guests. Including Su Shi Yi Te, Black Sesame Intelligent Technology, Xinwang Microelectronics, Arcsoft Technology, Nanoxin Microelectronics, Longsys Electronics, Su Shi Zhongbo, Arrow Optoelectronics, Hongke Electronics, COGNATA, Rulamat, Zhiyuan 18 ecological partners, such as Electronics, Chuansu Microwave, Ansys, Chaojie Communication, Nengyun Logistics, Zhongjutai Optoelectronics, Haolisen and Prady Technology, as well as OFweek Weike Network, Phoenix Network Automobile, eetop, EV Vision, 16 cooperative media including First Electric Network, Electric State, Hexun, CDC Auto, Electronic Technology Application Network, Global Automotive Network, and Power Battery Network gave all-round support and coverage to the conference.
Ms. Zhou Xiaoying, chairman of the conference and president of Gasgoo, gave an opening speech for the conference. After experiencing the impact of the epidemic, the overall performance of the Chinese auto market this year has exceeded the surprises of many colleagues in the auto industry. The market is very strong, but the problem of chip shortages is particularly prominent, which has a huge impact on the Chinese market. The new energy market is much better than expected, and it is developing rapidly. Chinese independent brands are making strong efforts on the smart car track. In this context, by 2030, the entire industry will usher in a huge change in the industrial chain.
(Zhou Xiaoying, President of Gasgoo)
Chen Qing, a global associate partner of McKinsey, gave a speech titled “Automotive Software and Electronics Trend Outlook in 2030 and Its Impact on the Global Semiconductor Industry”. Automotive electronics and automotive software are the basis for the implementation of the new four modernizations. Therefore, according to the current situation, it is predicted that the automotive industry will be relatively stable within 10 years to 2030, and there will be neither too much growth nor too much. However, under the condition that the vehicle is stable, the automotive software electronic and electrical architecture will grow by at least 5% per year.
(Chen Qing, McKinsey Global Associate Managing Partner)
XU Yingchun, vice president of the ideal car computing power platform & OS, pointed out in the speech “Intelligent car high computing power platform layout” that the ideal car computing power platform will be opened in the future, so that other manufacturers will use the same platform. The bottom layer of this platform will be compatible with different hardware chips, including chips for autonomous driving and general-purpose computing power chips. The goal is to create an open ecosystem platform integrating software and hardware to promote the innovation and development of the entire industry.
(Xu Yingchun, Vice President of Ideal Auto Computing Platform & OS)
Yang Yuxin, Chief Marketing Officer of Black Sesame Intelligent Technology, pointed out in “High-Performance Autonomous Driving Chips Empowering the Intelligent Transformation of Vehicles” that autonomous driving is not simply the automotive industry itself, but more of the basic technology of the smart transportation sector in the city, focusing on different scenarios , including open urban roads, semi-open highways, closed scenes, autonomous driving technology based on artificial intelligence, perception technology, vehicle-road collaboration, and edge computing will promote its development. From the perspective of the development of the automobile industry, the innovation in the traditional automobile era is concentrated in the mechanical structure, fuel development and manufacturing. The automotive industry has begun to enter the era of autonomous driving, and the original field of innovation has entered into core chips, artificial intelligence technology, electronic architecture and battery technology. When we truly enter the era of driverless cars, after cars become infrastructure, more innovations will revolve around big data, artificial intelligence, and traffic operation management.
(Yang Yuxin, Chief Marketing Officer, Black Sesame Smart Technology)
Dr. Zhang Xiang, chief engineer of functional safety of the National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center, delivered a speech on “Functional Safety Requirements and Design Overview of Automotive-Regulated Chips”, in which he proposed that with the continuous improvement of electronic vehicles, the amount of automotive chips will continue to increase. In order to ensure The safety of relevant traffic participants and drivers, pedestrians and passengers is constantly being enhanced. Usually considered is the requirement of zero defects, which is a goal pursued when designing chips. On the basis of reliability, with the continuous improvement of functions and the improvement of system complexity, more and more attention has been paid to functional safety. It is necessary to have a relatively strong response to the systematic failures and random hardware failures that occur during the use of the chip. To control, functional safety has become a mandatory requirement, a mandatory requirement in a sense.
(Dr. Zhang Xiang, Chief Functional Safety Engineer, National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center)
Bao Haisen, director of Shanghai HiSilicon Strategy and Business Development Department (vehicle field), pointed out in “Insights into China’s Automotive Semiconductor Industry Trends” that from the perspective of the semiconductor industry, summarizing the development of the semiconductor industry in the past few decades, before 2000, semiconductor was a dedicated field , aerospace, military and high-integration home appliances are mainly, but after 2000, it was driven by computer notebooks. In the past ten years, it was driven by mobile phones, tablet computers and cloud computing. Now facing a new decade, it may bring new Challenge, what is the killer app? It could be edge computing, it could be AI, it could even be cars. In particular, China’s automobile intelligence is already in a semi-leading position in the world, so it is possible that our automobiles will become the driving force leading the development of the next generation of semiconductors.
(Bao Haisen, Director of Shanghai HiSilicon Strategy and Business Development Department (Vehicle Field))
Chen Feng, deputy general manager of Arcsoft Technology’s Vision Vehicle Business Group, gave a speech titled “Vision Technology Collaborates with Vehicle Chips to Enable Safe and Intelligent Driving Experience”. He believes that the interaction method, the original car has no intelligence, it is all hand-touch buttons and multi-touch. Then with the development of smart phones, now we also see touch screens in cars, and we see voice interaction, line of sight interaction, and gesture interaction. The key technology of the car is from the original chassis design, distributed motor system, electronic and electrical architecture, and now it has become a domain controller, a centralized computing unit, just like a mobile phone, a smart phone has basically become the main SOC chip as the processing The center part, so there are a lot of analogies between the car and the smartphone.
(Chen Feng, Deputy General Manager of Arcsoft Technology Vision Vehicle Business Group)
Lu Hengyang, FAE Director of Shanghai Xinwang Microelectronics, brought the sharing of “Advanced Layout: Creating High-end Chip Solutions for Vehicle Regulations”. In the layout of automotive electronics, we know that there are three major upgrades in the automotive industry: networking, intelligence, and electrification. Automotive electronics is also a key factor supporting the upgrading of the automotive industry. The proportion of automotive electronics is also very high, and it also accounts for more than 50% of vehicle parts. MCU is very, very important in automotive electronics. In traditional fuel vehicles, the value of MCU is very, very high, accounting for 23%. Even in new energy vehicles, MCU is second only to power semiconductors, reaching 11%. . At present, the localization rate of MCU is very, very low. At present, MCU is also used as the core device of auto parts, and it is still dominated by foreign brands. Since the second half of last year, the shortage of chips has given us an opportunity to localize.
(Lu Hengyang, Director of Shanghai Xinwang Microelectronics FAE)
Chen Weiliang, senior manager of the automotive business department of SUTIIT, gave a speech titled “Only Quality and Reliability Can Build Consumers’ Confidence in Autonomous Driving”. With the advent of autonomous driving, there are many environments that need to be built. Because autonomous driving requires a large amount of information connection and computing power, computing functions and infrastructure have become very important. Including the connection of vehicle-to-vehicle information, including vehicle-to-person detection, including vehicle-to-infrastructure construction, especially when autonomous driving is running, if we drive on elevated roads because of infrastructure construction, even if there is a few milliseconds of disconnection In terms of autonomous driving, serious traffic accidents will occur, so 5G infrastructure is actively being built in advanced countries around the world, including our side. The other is the vehicle-to-cloud, including the upload of information, the transmission of vehicle conditions, and road conditions. Only when these complete series are connected will an information connection for autonomous driving be established.
(Chen Weiliang, Senior Manager of Su Shiyite Automobile Business Office)
The sharing brought by Zhao Lin, the marketing manager of Nanochip’s isolation product line, is “Focus on the domestic replacement of high-end analog chips to help the security of the new energy vehicle supply chain”. The block diagram of the main electric drive of the car, you can see that the main electric drive of the new energy vehicle now has a peak power of 250 kilowatts. It is one of the most important Modules in the new energy vehicle, because the optimization of its efficiency and energy density directly affects the The battery life of new energy vehicles. The battery life is also an ability that the client is very interested in.
(Zhao Lin, Marketing Manager of Nanochip Micro-Isolation Product Line)
Zhang Pu, Senior Marketing Manager of Infineon Automotive Electronics, talked about “Infineon Helps the Development of Advanced Smart Cockpits”. Touch technology is a very important technology for human-computer interaction in smart cockpits. There are several very important trends in touch. First of all, the screens in the car are getting bigger and bigger, and the shapes are getting more and more special. This requires that the touch chip can support the needs of various shapes, sizes, and even special-shaped screens. In terms of touch screens, we have seen many advanced functions, such as pressure sensing, floating touch, sound feedback, and vibration feedback functions are increasingly mentioned by OEMs, and the latest touch chips are also required to be supported.
(Zhang Pu, Infineon Automotive Electronics Senior Marketing Manager)
Zhao Yijie, senior product marketing manager of Qualcomm China, gave a speech on “Promoting Intelligent Innovation in Vehicles in the 5G Era”. Since 2002, it has gradually changed from 2G to 3G, to 4G, to 5G. Starting to enter the new field of autonomous driving in 2020, the fourth-generation intelligent cockpit system platform has been released in 2021. On this basis, basic technologies ranging from CPU to computer vision, it can be said that in addition to the technologies quoted from the mobile phone, there are also technologies independently developed for specific needs in the automotive field, starting from ADAS, to virtualization, functional safety and so on.
(Zhao Yijie, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Qualcomm China)
The theme of the speech brought to us by Yang Yuliang, Pan Asia Automotive Hardware Development Manager, is “Win-Win Strategy for the Localization of Auto Enterprises’ Chips under the New Situation”. He pointed out that for the background, the growth rate of automotive electronics is very obvious. In 2020, China will import nearly 300 billion US dollars of chips, more than twice that of oil. Automotive chips have maintained a growth rate of more than 10 from 2016 to the present, but 99% of the chips are imported. Of course, the “14th Five-Year Plan” also mentioned chip planning. He attended the company’s party congress that morning and still mentioned this meeting, so the whole environment is relatively friendly to localization.
(Yang Yuliang, Pan Asia Automotive Hardware Development Manager)
Chen Dawei, deputy chief engineer of China Electronics Standardization Research Institute, gave a speech on “Access Standards and Approaches for Localized Vehicle-Specification Chips”. In the case of domestic chips, the design of high-reliability chips is still a bit lacking. Vehicle-specific chips are designed, not tested. The control of the production process, because a chip may have a certain process, a wire frame, and a cost requirement, and the final production line to be selected is exactly in line with TS16949, so this choice is relatively small. Sometimes there is no 16949 certification, and that has to be done.
(Chen Dawei, Deputy Chief Engineer, China Electronics Standardization Institute)
Geng Xiaojie, technical assistant to the president of Cadence Asia Pacific and Japan, pointed out in “Viewing Automotive Semiconductor Market Trends from the Perspective of EDA” that in the automotive semiconductor market, new energy vehicles and hybrid energy vehicles bring power management, and new car-making forces are more radical. A lot of new technologies are used in this, and these technologies are realized through semiconductors. The other is ADAS. L2 autonomous driving and live driving have become very popular, not only for processing chips, but for data perception, calculation, decision, and perception, which also brings the needs of radar, lidar, infrared and other chips.
(Geng Xiaojie, technical assistant to the president of Cadence Asia Pacific and Japan)
Du Dianrong, Director of Automotive System Applications at Ambarella Semiconductor, gave a speech on “Application of Ambarella AI Vision Chip Solutions in Smart Cars”. Ambarella’s three core IPs: video encoding, which is Ambarella’s housekeeping skills. Image processing, 15 years of experience in image processing and video compression, covering multiple markets, enabling high-resolution video processing with low power consumption. CVflow-DNN, AI accelerator, CVflow-Compared with general-purpose platforms such as CPU, GPU or FPGA, the performance/watt ratio is the best, and it can be done at a more reasonable cost. CVflow is an open platform that supports all mainstream neural network frameworks on the market. Neural networks trained under these frameworks can basically be deployed on the platform with one click. Because it provides a set of very useful neural network conversion tools.
(Du Dianrong, Automotive System Application Director, Ambarella Semiconductor)
Dr. Shu Jie, senior manager of ARM China’s automotive market, proposed in “Computer Architecture and Technology of Software-Defined Vehicles” that software-defined vehicles will be extended to edge applications in the future, such as software-defined vehicles and software-defined industrial automation systems. There will be corresponding technical support and, for example, heterogeneous computing platforms, which are required for software-defined automobiles, as well as operating systems for security, real-time operating systems, and real-time program managers. Defined automotive, software-defined industrial systems an applied technology.
(Dr. Shu Jie, Senior Manager of ARM China Automotive Market)
Zhou Jin, Deputy General Manager of ROHM Semiconductor Technology Center, brought us the “Introduction to the Development Trend of Third-Generation Semiconductors and Main Vehicle Applications”. The so-called xEV is a general term for all kinds of electric vehicles. You can see the mild hybrid system with a relatively obvious increase. It uses the energy recovery of the engine to improve the efficiency, and the above is the plug-in hybrid. The green card in Shanghai is currently. Plug-in hybrid and pure electric, it can be seen that the electrification of automobiles is an obvious trend in the future. Even if the power source is powered by the engine or gasoline, the power system will be integrated into the power system. This is the future demand for power devices will skyrocket. The source of the forecast.
(Zhou Jin, Deputy General Manager of ROHM Semiconductor Technology Center)
Lu Tao, manager of the zero emission (ZEV) system solution of ON Semiconductor’s Power Solutions Department, gave a speech on “Semiconductor Innovative Packaging Technology Helps Automotive Development”. Due to the rapid development of new energy vehicles, the requirements for the development of reliability of power devices will be forced on automobiles. Because of the terminal application, the reliability of the final application device will also be improved. When it comes to packaging, we have to mention the AQG324 standard, which itself is a standard test for electric new energy vehicle power modules, mainly for the inspection of packaging. It studies various factors of major demands or failures of power devices, and combines the corresponding clauses of IEC. It is not a new standard created out of thin air. It is mainly aimed at automotive new energy applications and studies various failures. Integrate it.
(Lu Tao, Manager of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) System Solutions, Power Solutions Department, ON Semiconductor)
Liu Peng, senior business development manager of NXP, gave a speech on “Vehicle Network Architecture and Solutions in the Era of Automotive Ethernet”. In the past few years, car companies have undergone a huge structural change. Last year, domestic car companies started. I believe that most of the mid-to-high-end models of domestic car companies will follow this architecture, which is the domain controller architecture. This architecture will have a central gateway and possibly 1-2 domain controllers. For example, the cockpit has a domain controller, ADAS has a domain controller, and foreign countries may put TBOX and V2X together and also count as a domain controller.
(Liu Peng, NXP Senior Business Development Manager)
Mao Guanghui, Xilinx Automotive Electronics System Architect and Marketing Manager, shared his speech on “Going to the Future, Adaptive Computing Platform Accelerates Autonomous Driving Innovation”. As a semiconductor manufacturer, semiconductors have a certain cycle, which will go through design, verification, testing, and packaging. However, the development of AI is very rapid. In addition to AI, other technical software and hardware iterations are also very fast. The development trend of the industry In the next two or three years, the front-view camera will become the standard configuration. In the future, from the European standard to the national standard certification system, it will also have the AB function. In addition, Lidar will gradually see the SOP plan coming out from this year. Lidar is also an upgrade of automatic driving, and it will also be installed in vehicles slowly, and the detection distance will move towards higher, farther and clearer detection targets. It can be seen that the entire development is evolving towards the level of autonomous driving.
(Mao Guanghui, Xilinx Automotive Electronics System Architect and Marketing Manager)
Zhou Yi, director of basic hardware of Tianji Automobile, gave a speech on “Domain Control Hardware Development under Chip Upgrade”. The domain control hardware development under the chip upgrade is mainly in three aspects. 1. The reform and persistence of the electronic control system. 2. The new trend of electronic control hardware design. 3. New challenges in domain control hardware design. The first change is the centralization of the EE architecture. The entire architecture trend is also a process from distributed architecture to domain control and finally to Zone. The second change, software as a service, is the SOA architecture that is very hot now. The third change is the generalization of sensing and execution. We may have 80-100 controllers in a car now, and each controller is different, but abstractly, for a typical embedded system, there are input , there are controls, there are outputs, there are hard-wired signal inputs for inputs, there are inputs from the bus, and even other inputs.
(Zhou Yi, Director of Basic Hardware of Skyline Automotive)
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