TSMC has made available the 7nm Automotive Design Enablement Platform (ADEP), supporting its customers' AI Inferencing Engines, Advanced Driver-assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving applications.
With its 7nm family of technologies in volume production since 2018, TSMC says it offers industry-leading yield learning and quality assurance experience to fulfill high computation needs for automotive applications, while also meeting durability and reliability requirements.
TSMC’s ADEP is certified with the ISO 26262 standard for functional safety, and consists of Standard Cell, GPIO, and SRAM foundation IP. In addition, TSMC’s foundation IP have also passed qualification according to AEC-Q100 Grade-1, providing another layer of quality assurance. Process design kits and support from third party vendor IPs are also available. Furthermore, TSMC not only provides robust 7nm capacity with automotive-grade defect PPM, it is also committed to supporting the long life cycles of automotive products.
In addition to an automotive IP ecosystem, TSMC Fabs are certified with IATF 16949 for automotive product manufacturing. TSMC also provides an Automotive Service Package for wafer manufacturing, with a built-in "Zero Defect Mindset" for tightened control and enhanced gating to achieve automotive DPPM goals, as well as a Safe Launch Program during production ramp to ensure the success of new product introduction.