Samsung Electronics has begun producing contract chips using its 14-nanometre FinFET process for an unspecified client.
TSMC has announced that it has already entered risk production for its 16nm FinFET Plus process and is planning to produce integrated CMOS MEMS packages for future tech products.
ARM and TSMC have announced an agreement to work towards bringing the 64-bit ARMv8-A processor IP to a 10FinFET manufacturing process.
Samsung has announced a new ARM Cortex-A7 processor which features 14nm technology for its future devices. The powerful new chip brings many performance improvements over the previous chips.
Intel went FinFET (or tri-gate transistors as they call them) at 22nm with Ivy Bridge, and now the #1 foundry, TSMC, and the #2 foundry, UMC, will also go to FinFET for... the next gen 20 nm process. However, mass production of 20nm ARM chips will probably not happen until 2014, considering 28nm is barely here in 2012, and it usually takes 2 years for the new process t...
TSMC is the largest foundry in the world, and it’s usually the main company that Nvidia, Qualcomm and others turn to when they want their chips manufactured. As an IP vendor, ARM has to... work close with TSMC, much earlier than their IP clients, so they can prepare everything for the transition to the new chip architectures and the new process technologies.
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