19 October 2011

ARM, TSMC tape out first 20nm Cortex-A15 multicore processor

ARM and TSMC have announced the completion of a Cortex-A15 processor test chip targeting implementation in a 20nm manufacturing process technology.

The two companies completed the implementation from RTL to tape out in six months using TSMC's Open Innovation Platform.

"This first 20nm ARM Cortex-A15 tape out paves the way for the next generation of SoC integration and performance," said Mike Inglis, executive vp and general manager, Processor Division, ARM. "The combination of TSMC technology, the latest ARM Cortex-A15 processor and Artisan physical IP will help meet the increasing demand for high performance, energy efficient consumer devices."

"Our ongoing collaboration with ARM has resulted in this early 20nm achievement," added Dr Cliff Hou, TSMC vp, Design and Technology Platform. "Our customers can successfully engage in fast growth markets with optimised physical IP, Cortex-A15 processors and TSMC's advanced technology."

ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore SoCs have already been selected to power a variety of upcoming devices, including smartphones, tablets, mobile computers, high end digital home, servers and wireless infrastructure.?

Author
Laura Hopperton

Supporting Information

Websites
http://www.arm.com/

Companies
ARM Ltd

This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright
See Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not.
For multiple copies contact the sales team.

Do you have any comments about this article?


Add your comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

SiLabs buys Touchstone

Silicon Labs has acquired Touchstone Semiconductor, an early stage power ...

AMD unveils Adelaar GPU

AMD's diversification away from its traditional PC and server markets continued ...

Intel consolidates systems

Intel used Embedded World to unveil a platform designed to speed time to market ...

On track for clean power

Every piece of equipment needs power and yet, claims Peter Creely, there are ...

Next step is embedded

The embedded sector continues to grow, pushed by economies of scale and pulled ...

Protecting embedded systems

An embedded system can be attacked by injecting malware at some point. Once ...

Remote management

Out of Band (OOB) remote management can help to optimise the total cost of ...

4th gen Intel Core processors

This whitepaper from congatec will outline the benefits to embedded designers ...

SoCs for embedded systems

This whitepaper discusses Altera's programmable SoC approach to ARM based ...

FT51 and FT90 MCUs

FTDI's focus at Embedded World was on two new families of microcontrollers, ...

Modular power supplies

While engineers are increasingly looking to simplify power design, often by ...

SSD for embedded applications

Arrival Electronics has announced the availability of Silicon Motion's FerriSSD ...

ARM mid-range mobile solutions

Nandan Nayampally, vp of processor marketing, introduces the new suite of ARM ...

Ask the expert: DSP

Murtaza Ali is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Texas ...

LM5023 Low standby power demo

Terry demonstrates the ultra-low standby power of the LM5023 quasi-resonant ...

Search for software testers

Is there anybody out there?! *tumbleweed* This is how it feels looking ...

Embedded engineering needs

Software is a fundamental part of developing today's electronic devices. It's ...

Steve Edwards, cto, CWE

Graham Pitcher finds out that COTS is now being applied at the system level.

Sean Riley, vp, Lattice

Sean Riley, Lattice Semiconductor's corporate vice president and general ...

Claire Jeffreys, NEW

Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, talks with Chris ...