ARM, IBM, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, have announced a collaboration in which ARM will develop and license a comprehensive 32 and 28nm physical IP design platform supporting the Common Platform and IBM technologies to enable advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes.
Together ARM, IBM, Chartered and Samsung combine leading R&D and world-class manufacturing of advanced semiconductors for mobile internet devices and other high-performance, low-power consumer electronics.
ARM will deliver the 32nm physical IP platform in 2009 to lead partners. The first commercial 28nm processor should be available in 2010 along with a broader portfolio of optimised physical IP for the ARM Cortex processor family.
“This collaboration with ARM extends IBM’s research strategy to the next level, through a common platform for manufacturing to the leading consumer application architecture.”
Mike Cadigan, general manager, Semiconductor Solutions, IBM
“The collaboration between ARM and leading manufacturing partners will drive a new level of optimised, power-efficient system-on-chips. This joint development and ecosystem collaboration is the leading model for moving invention to open industry access.”
Chia Song Hwee, president and CEO, Chartered
“This collaboration provides our mutual customers with leading design solutions that combine our process breakthroughs in 32nm process technology and ARM optimised low-power, high-performance cores and libraries.”
Dr. Chang Sik Choi, executive vice president, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.