According to Data Bridge Market Research, the global automotive HPC market is expected to reach 9 billion USD in 2030 with a compound annual growth rate of 12.1%.

Source: High Performance Computing for Automotive Market Size & Growth By 2030

The Importance of Automotive HPC:

The Automotive HPC is a crucial component inside an electric vehicle. It contains high-frequency computing components and high-speed transmission interfaces with complex processing and resource allocation functionalities. When put together with a complex vehicle with various user scenarios, these platforms need to have top-of-the-line signal transmission, system stability, durability, compatibility, and safety.

The Stability of the Automotive HPC Depends on the Quality of Components and Devices

Memory is one of the most important components in an automotive HPC. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla recalled 135,000 vehicles in 2021 due to durability and product life issues with flash memory.

  1. eMMC is a key memory component on the VCM daughter board within the MCU.
  2. In 2020, Tesla made multiple OTA updates for problematic vehicles to solve issues regarding eMMC flash memory product life reduction and their functionality.
  3. When the eMMC fails due to durability issues, vehicles unequipped with the OTA update may experience rearview camera issues, defrost and defog setting issues, and turn signal issues. Vehicles with the FW upgrade or newer versions did not have these issues.
  4. Tesla replaced the VCM daughter board with the original Hynix 8GB eMMC with one equipped with a 64GB Micron eMMC free of charge. Compared to the Hynix 8GB eMMC, the 64GB Micron eMMC has a longer product life, larger storage, and better processing power.

Source: Tesla Recalls 135,000 Cars Due to Faulty Flash Memory (


The Allion smart car consulting team clarified that this issue was caused during the selection of electronic components and quality verification of the automotive HPC components/devices was not properly conducted. This can lead to vehicle malfunctions, increasing the risk of car accidents.

Most car manufacturers or Tier 1 companies lack knowledge and experience with PC-related components. They are not that familiar with high-integration, high-performance platforms like automotive HPC. To reduce the chance of issues like this occurring, car manufacturers or Tier 1 companies must receive related consulting services, have tight communication with manufacturers, and have accurate assessments. These are the focuses of Allion’s long-term partnerships with various clients and partners, and they are also our core values in terms of helping our clients.

Faster, Easier, Better!Your Automotive Validation Consultant

Considering automotive HPCs as the core of smart car ecosystems, Allion’s consulting can provide clients with the following:


With industry-leading high-frequency and high-speed measuring capabilities, no matter what the product stage is, Allion is able to help our clients to further accelerate the product testing cycle for various standard or special specifications.

  1. Key component and device quality verification, consultation, and evaluation
  2. Conduct Highly Accelerated Life Tests (HALT) and high-temperature user scenario simulations for related components
  3. Provide consultations on software/hardware integration and evaluations on technical specifications and product design
  4. Quickly obtain design development verification strategies
  5. Quickly obtain product validation planning and improvement suggestion


By implementing AI and automation solutions, Allion ensures that every test is “qualitative, quantitative, and reproducible”, helping our clients to improve product performance in a more efficient manner.

  1. Less labor-intensive testing methods
  2. Time-saving and cost-effective testing solutions
  3. More accurate test results


With more than 30 years of expertise, specialized technical team, and comprehensive testing environments and equipment, Allion is committed to providing clients with more improved quality of service based on extensive experience of User Scenario Testing.

  1. More complete user scenario testing solutions
  2. More complete verification plans
  3. Professional debugging support and issue isolation


As a pioneer of major certifications and specifications, Allion maintains close relationships with various associations, providing our clients with professional guidance and testing for design and applications. We continue to cooperate with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Audi, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Mazda, and other internationally famous vehicle manufacturers with multiple counts of cooperation. We’ve developed a number of vehicle-related technologies that bring our clients the latest technological changes and directions. Allion sincerely invites you to continue advancing in the automotive industry together.

If you have any further needs for testing, verification, or consulting services related to the automotive ecosystem, please feel free to contact us through the online form.