STAR: semiconductor technology automotive research
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STAR: semiconductor technology automotive research

The STAR network organization unites innovators from the automotive and semiconductor ecosystems to move automotive chip technologies forward.

The automotive industry is on a course to a bright future. Next-generation vehicles promise to be infinitely safer, cleaner, and more comfortable than their predecessors. However, for these electric and software-defined vehicles to fulfill these promises, several roadblocks need to be cleared. And that will require a concerted effort from all players involved.

Let’s take a look at some of these challenges:

  • extremely efficient power electronics
  • high-performance compute with millions of lines of software code for both ADAS and in-cabin experience applications
  • compact and energy-efficient sensors such as high-resolution radar, lidar and SWIR imagers
  • ubiquitous and dependable connectivity to the cloud, other vehicles and the road infrastructure

The overarching challenge is how to bring the performance of data centers into the car – reliably and cost-effectively. Therefore, the cars of the future only come within reach if chip technology takes a giant leap forward.

Semiconductor technology innovations need to be aligned with the strategic goals of the automotive industry. Alignment results in economies of scale, and those result in more cost-effective implementations.

In other words, we need continuous dialogue and collaboration among the automotive and semiconductor industries. Enter STAR, a global network that unites innovators across sectors and borders.

Taking automotive semiconductor technologies to a new level

STAR’s goal is to propel technological advancements in automotive by bringing together representatives from the automotive industry and semiconductor R&D centers.

These advances are to be achieved by taking a range of semiconductor technologies to a new level: from compute/AI, to sensing, power, and connectivity. And by gearing these technologies from the very start to their role in automotive environments.

A prime example is the use of chiplet architectures to enable the high-performance compute that will enable tomorrow’s supercomputers on wheels. To make sure these architectures maximally benefit the automotive industry by fueling innovation, reducing costs and reinforcing the supply chain, the Automotive Chiplet Alliance – as a part of STAR – rallies the automotive industry to encourage standardization, share knowledge, and build an open chiplet ecosystem.

Want to join STAR?

STAR unites senior technical experts and decision-makers from both the automotive and semiconductor ecosystems. They get access to a network organization that, through events and publications:

  • Provides automotive-focused insights into semiconductor R&D activities.
  • Encourages and facilitates cross-ecosystem collaboration.
  • Advocates standardization.
  • Supports workforce development initiatives.
  • Shares news and research updates.

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