Telsa Taps PC Chipmaker for Infotainment Systems
June 3, 2021—The manufacturer of popular chips used in PCs, laptops, and servers has leapt out of its home industry and into Tesla vehicles.
Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, announced Monday that her company would be supplying chips for Tesla infotainment systems in its soon-to-be-available Model S and Model X vehicles, according to Fortune.
AMD's processors and graphics chips are being billed as more powerful than those they're replacing, which means, "Tesla owners will be able to play cutting-edge video games in their cars—when they're not driving, of course—and see maps and other items in more detail," the story says.
Su underscored in an interview with Fortune the weight of the move.
"The fact is that the technology we developed for PCs is now coming over into the automotive world," she said.