PSA Group and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced plans to integrate the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Automotive (820A) processor in the PSA Group’s next generation vehicles. As Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced automotive solution, the Snapdragon 820A processor can support the PSA Group’s infotainment systems to deliver immersive in-car experiences, such as music and video streaming, 3-D navigation, support for multiple high-resolution displays, and superior GPU performance with intelligent pre-emption and context switching.
The Snapdragon 820A processor is expected to begin appearing in select PSA vehicles beginning in 2020.
The Snapdragon 820A processor is designed to allow infotainment systems to be upgradable through software updates, allowing vehicles to be upgraded with the latest differentiation. The processor’s heterogeneous compute architecture and hypervisor support offers seamless integration of multiple in-car visual experiences, including instrument cluster and infotainment displays.
“Qualcomm Technologies is a world leader in the semiconductor industry, responsible for developing and offering some of the most cutting-edge features in today’s devices,” said Jean-François Salessy, R&D senior vice president & head of electrical & electronic systems division, PSA Group. “We aim to deliver high quality in-car experiences to our customers, which is why we selected Qualcomm Technologies’ processor to be featured in our upcoming infotainment systems. We look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies in leveraging the capabilities of this premium-tier processor to deliver these experiences.”
“The Snapdragon 820A processor is a high-performance cockpit computer that offers superior user experiences. With its rich graphics and multimedia capability, powered by Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) machine vision and learning, and broad portfolio of virtualization and operating system options, the Snapdragon 820A processor is the right fit for PSA Group’s next generation platform,” said Patrick Little, senior vice president and general manager, automotive, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are proud to be working with PSA Group as we share the commitment to deliver high performance solutions that will define the future of automotive.”
The custom-built processor is based on a 14nm FinFET advanced process node running on Qualcomm Technologies’ custom 64-bit Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP Vector eXtension.
About PSA Group
With sales and revenue of €54 billion in 2015, the PSA Group <https://www.groupe-psa.com/en> designs unique automotive experiences and delivers mobility solutions that provide freedom and enjoyment to customers around the world. The Group leverages the models from its three brands, Peugeot, Citroën and DS, as well as a wide array of mobility and smart services from its Free2Move brand, to meet the evolving needs and expectations of automobile users. PSA Group is the European leader in terms of CO2 emissions, with average emissions of 102.4 grams of CO2 per kilometer in 2016, and an early innovator in the field of autonomous and connected cars, with 1.8 million such vehicles worldwide. It is also involved in financing activities through Banque PSA Finance and in automotive equipment via Faurecia. Find out more at groupe-psa.com/en. New media library: https://medialibrary.groupe-psa.com/
About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm’s technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website http://www.qualcomm.com/