Monday, October 17, 2011

ARM and TSMC Tape Out First 20nm ARM Cortex-A15

ARM and TSMC taped out the first 20nm ARM® Cortex-A15 MPCore™ processor. The next step is for ARM to optimize its physical IP technology to specific TSMC 20nm process technologies for Power, Performance and Area (PPA), driving the specification of the Cortex-A15 Processor Optimization Pack (POP). The companies noted that TSMC's 20nm process provides more than a 2X performance increase over preceding generations.