MediaTek and Nvidia partner to develop AI and automotive electronics

MediaTek CEO Rick Tsai (left) and Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang (right)

30th May 2023 – (Taipei) Taiwanese fabless chipmaker MediaTek has announced a partnership with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and automotive electronics. The collaboration was announced by MediaTek CEO Rick Tsai and Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang at a press event at Computex 2023 in Taipei. Under the partnership, MediaTek will develop automotive chips integrating a new Nvidia graphics processing unit (GPU) chiplet with Nvidia AI and graphics intellectual property (IP).

MediaTek aims to use Nvidia’s DRIVE OS, DRIVE IX, CUDA, and TensorRT software to deliver a range of advanced graphics, AI, safety, and security features for automotive cabin functions. The company seeks to leverage Nvidia’s expertise in AI, cloud, graphics technology, and software and pair it with Nvidia’s advanced driver assistance systems to strengthen MediaTek’s Dimensity Auto platform.

Tsai stated that the collaboration aims to offer a unique platform for the software-defined vehicle of the future, and provide a one-stop-shop for the auto industry. “We will together be able to offer a truly unique platform for the compute-intensive, software-defined vehicle of the future,” he said.

Huang added that AI and accelerated computing are leading the transformation of the entire auto industry. He stated that the combination of MediaTek’s industry-leading system-on-a-chip (SoC) and Nvidia’s GPU and AI software technologies will enable new user experiences, enhanced safety, and new connected services for all vehicle segments, from luxury to mainstream.