As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, connectivity, and intelligence, various electronic devices within the vehicle such as infotainment systems, instrument panels, automotive display panels, head-up displays, dashcams, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and more, will face more complex application scenarios and higher memory requirements. Etron Technology, Inc. (TPEx: 5351.TW), an IC design company with both memory and logic design capabilities, has actively expanded into the automotive market in recent years. They recommend their innovative KOOLDRAM, 4Gb DDR3 memory solution, which extends DRAM long retention time under JEDEC standard, achieving long retention time of up to 100% > 104 milliseconds (ms) at high temperatures up to 125℃, supporting at least 48ms of Refresh Time (tREF) specification which is much higher than the industry-standard 8ms, significantly improving performance in high-temperature automotive environments. Meanwhile, RPC DRAM® has passed the automotive standard AEC-Q100 Level 2 verification, meeting the requirements of automotive memory applications. Currently, Etron’s memory products have been adopted by the automotive supply chains in Japan and Europe.
High-temperature scenarios in automotive applications have always been limited by the inherent physical characteristics of DRAM, resulting in decreased access performance due to temperature increases. The Etron R&D team has designed and innovated the KOOLDRAM 4Gb DDR3 product, which achieves long retention time of up to 138 milliseconds at high temperatures up to 125℃ through circuit innovations. KOOLDRAM 4Gb DDR3 extends the retention time of DRAM data under the JEDEC standard interface, significantly improving the overall performance of DRAM, especially in high-temperature application areas such as automotive or KGDM.
Etron Tech, with its independent research and development, has recently made significant strides in the automotive field with its RPC DRAM, which is the world’s first Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP) chip. Compared with DDR3 products with the same bandwidth, the x16 256Mb RPC DRAM reduces the number of pins by half and shrinks the PCB area to one-tenth. In the trend of increasing use of automotive electronics, it provides the best utilization rate in limited space. This product has passed the international automotive standard AEC-Q100 Level 2 verification and meets the application requirements of automotive memory.
According to SEMI, the global automotive electronics market is expected to exceed US$400 billion by 2028, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.9%. The automotive market has become one of the focus areas for various technology giants. Long-term product support is key to the consideration of automotive applications. Etron’s Automotive DRAMs provide benefits of continuity of supply, long-term reliability, wide temperature range operation, low power, and small form factors. Etron’s DRAM product line covers 16Mb-512Mb SDR, 64Mb-1Gb DDR1, 128Mb-2Gb DDR2, 512Mb-8Gb DDR3, 4Gb DDR4, 256Mb LPDDR2, and 2Gb-8Gb LPDDR4. Etron’s automotive DRAMs are AEC-Q100 compliant which ensures high quality and reliability in harsh environments. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) summarized packages can be prepared for targeted products upon automotive customer’s request. All production processes are controlled and documented by standard automotives PPAPs.
It’s worth mentioning that Etron has been recognized as an “Excellent Supplier” and has won Intel’s SSQA-Lite Supplier Certification for its outstanding quality. Etron’s QMS meets the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and IATF 16949, and the relevant suppliers in the automotive production line have also passed the certification. To meet the highest expectations of the automotive industry, Etron’s automotive products meet the requirements defined in the AEC-Q100 standard. Etron will continue to work with more automotive electronics manufacturers to jointly develop and create a win-win situation.
Since its establishment, Etron has cooperated with many international customers and become a long-term reliable supplier partner. Etron’s complete line of specialized memory products includes SDR, DDR, DDR2, DDR3, DDR4, LPDDR2, LPDDR4/4X SDRAM, and SPI NAND, with DRAM input/output bits ranging from 4 bits to 64 bits and capacities from 16Mb to 16Gb. UMC’s SDR product line, which has been on the market for 25 years, is still a leading brand in the market. In addition to actively expanding into the automotive field, Etron also continues to target networking and other emerging applications. Multiple DDR2, DDR3, and DDR4 products have been introduced into the WiFi-6/WiFi-7, robotics, and other related supply chains and are stably shipping, which is expected to continue to contribute to Etron’s revenue.
Etron will showcase its vehicle memory solutions for the new era of smart mobility at Computex 2023. We cordially invite you to visit our booth at N0302, 4th Floor, Hall 1 of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from May 30 to June 2. We also welcome collaboration with system manufacturers to create a win-win situation! Visit www.etron.com.tw for more information.”
About Etron Technology, Inc
Etron Technology, Inc. (TPEx: 5351. TW) is a world-class fabless and heterogeneous integration IC design company that specializes in the application-driven buffer memory, known good die memory (KGDM), innovative RPC DRAM® and KOOLDRAMTM (Long Retention Time DRAM), and other artificial intelligence and machine learning-induced DRAM products. Etron also develops system-in-packages, including high-speed transfer interface chips of USB Type-C and 3D depth sensing computer vision and panoramic image capturing chips.
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