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ARM expects 20-nanometer processors by late 2013

angry tapir (1463043) writes | more than 2 years ago

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angry tapir writes "ARM chips made with an advanced, 20-nanometer manufacturing process could appear in smartphones and tablets by as soon as the end of next year, the head of ARM's processor division said Monday. The more advanced chips should allow device makers to improve the performance of their products without reducing battery life, or offer the same performance with longer battery life."
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Who is going to fab it? (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | more than 2 years ago | (#40206863)

Is Intel gonna fab the 20nm ARM chips?

Other than Intel, I can't think of anybody else who can do that in 2013

Not Samsung, not TSMC, not Globalfoundries, not UMC

Timeline : 2014, maybe, but not 2013

Re:Who is going to fab it? (1)

pip1 (1054852) | more than 2 years ago | (#40208797)

"Is Intel gonna fab the 20nm ARM chips?"

LOL the days not any where near where intel would be producing arm core tape out silicon, not even in obscure ARM FPGA chips.

thats what TSMC is for and why ARM inc have them and IBM etc as core partners for their tape out implementation program as in
http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4229820/ARM-TSMC-design-20-nm-A15-processor from way back in 10/18/2011

ARM said it would now optimize its physical IP to the TSMC 20-nm process for power, performance and area and produce a specification for a Cortex-A15 processor optimization pack (POP). It did not say how soon this would be completed.

"This first 20-nm ARM Cortex-A15 tape out paves the way for the next generation of SoC integration and performance," said Mike Inglis, general manager of ARM's processor division, in a statement. These SoCs will be suitable for smartphones, tablet computers, digital home systems, servers and wireless infrastructure, ARM said.
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