Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NetLogic and TSMC Collaborate on 28nm Process Tech

NetLogic Microsystems will adopt Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) NEXSYS 28HP (28nm high performance) semiconductor process node for its next-generation knowledge-based processors, multi-core processors and 10/40/100Gigabit PHY.

As an early development partner, NetLogic Microsystems is using TSMC's 28nm node to raise the networking infrastructure performance bar. NetLogic has development underway for multiple product lines on the TSMC 28nm node. In addition, NetLogic is developing a suite of custom high-performance circuits optimized around TSMC's 28nm node, including high-speed serial interface technology, analog and clocking circuitry, core processing elements and other standard cells, as well as refining the design and tape-out flow for this advanced node.