On Tuesday, Chinese car chip maker SemiDrive released its new high-performance microcontroller unit E3 series. The new series offers potential applications related to automatic driving capability, digital console displays, and braking systems. Based on Arm’s architecture, the new series E3 features six processing cores and will enter mass production in the third quarter, which the company hopes will “fill the gap” in domestically-produced high-end car chips in China. In addition, SemiDrive has said the new products are already available for customer testing on an application basis. [SemiDrive press release, in Chinese]