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Elon Musk Meets Samsung Chief for Partnership in Autonomous Driving, System Chips

Elon Musk Meets Samsung Chief for Partnership in Autonomous Driving, System Chips

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Elon Musk met with Samsung Group's executive chairman. The leaders discussed cooperation in various fields, including automotive semiconductors, artificial intelligence, and displays.

Samsung Group leader Lee Jae-yong met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The executives discussed a technology alliance between the two companies in various areas, including automotive semiconductors, artificial intelligence, and displays. According to Samsung officials, the meeting took place on Wednesday, at Samsung Electronics Co.'s semiconductor research center in Silicon Valley, California.

Joining the meeting were executives from each side, including Kyung Kye-hyun, president and chief of Samsung's device solutions division; Samsung's foundry business chief Choi Si-young; Han Jin-man, head of Samsung Device Solutions Americas (DSA); and Samsung Display Co. CEO Choi Joo-sun.

From Tesla, Karn Budhiraj, vice president of Global Supply Management, Chief Technology Officer Andrew Baglino, and other executives participated in the meeting. It was the first face-to-face meeting between Jae-yong and Musk, though the two had met at other events where executives from other companies were present.

The Tesla and Samsung executives discussed ways to strengthen their technology partnership, including joint development of chips for fully autonomous vehicles, according to a report from Samsung.

Samsung has been supplying third-generation automotive chips for Tesla's full self-driving (FSD) vehicles since 2019. Samsung is competing with its larger rival, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), to win deals to supply car chips to Tesla.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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