China’s EV maker NIO aims to develop its in-house automotive chips
Chinese article by 爱集微
English Editor 张未名
10-18 20:04

(JW Insights) Oct 18 -- Chinese EV manufacturer NIO is applying to register “NIO Yang Jian” as a trademark for its self-developed chip, reported Pandaily on October 17.

At the 2023 NIO Innovation Technology Day held last month, NIO CEO William Li announced that the company’s first self-developed chip will be mass-produced in October. It will be the industry’s first self-developed Lidar control chip, named “Yang Jian” in Chinese.

According to the website of the Trademark Office of the National Intellectual Property Administration, NIO submitted a registration application for “NIO Yang Jian” on September 21, 2023.

It is worth mentioning that NIO has included multiple subcategories into this trademark, such as computer software, chatbot software for simulated conversations, central processing units (CPUs).

According to earlier media reports, NIO‘s Yang Jian chip adopts an 8-core CPU, with 8 sampling channels and a 9-bit sampling depth. The sampling rate reaches 1GHz, claiming to have a “50% reduction in power consumption, 30% reduction in latency, and the ability to process 8 million points per second”, according to the Pandaily report.

(Gao J/Yuan XY)

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