Tesla has expanded cooperation with TSMC to produce the Dojo supercomputer D1 chip, according to a report. The order size has reportedly been doubled and the company expects to receive 10,000 chips next year.
According to rumors, Tesla is expanding its cooperation with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). The company is doubling its order from 5,000 to 10,000 units of the “D1” supercomputer chip, The Economic Daily reported. The D1 is a custom Tesla application-specific integrated circuit for the Dojo computer, which is the key to achieving full autonomy for vehicles and robots. Both companies have been cooperating for a long time and are good partners.
TSMC said it does not comment on market rumors; Tesla did not immediately respond to the request.
Dojo is Tesla's developed in-house supercomputer. It is used to train artificial intelligence models to speed up the development of self-driving systems. In addition, it will also be key to the further development of the bipedal robot Optimus.
The Dojo supercomputer primarily uses TSMC's 7nm process technology and combines it with advanced InFO-SoW-level system-on-wafer (SoW) packaging. InFO SoW packaging is a consequence of the development of the Integrated Fan-Out and InFO-WLP (wafer-level processing) packaging technology. The board and corresponding chips can be integrated into the heat dissipation module to speed up the production process. The basis of the Tesla Dojo supercomputer is the D1 chip of its own design. Tesla plans to expand its supercomputer computing capacity at its global engineering headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
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