Chinese chip maker Loongson has managed to produce its first model of a microcontroller unit (MCU) chip for automobiles, media outlet China Start Market reported on Thursday. Auto chips and integrated circuit (IC) cards accounted for 15% of the Chinese MCU market in 2020, according to a report issued by Chinese insight firm Forward in May 2022. Loongson went public on the Shanghai STAR Market in late June, and, last month, unveiled a new bridge chip with a self-developed GPU built in. [China Start Market, in Chinese]