Processor Foundry Programs

ARM provides three distinct programs for fabless ARM semiconductor and design Partners to gain access to ARM processor IP:

The ARM Processor Foundry Program

Enables fabless semiconductor companies in emerging markets to gain access to ARM processor technology, for use in the design and manufacture of advanced system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.The Foundry Program builds a three-way partnership between ARM, an approved silicon foundry, and a fabless semiconductor company that accelerates the time-to-market for ARM processor-based designs and enables OEMs without access to fabrication facilities, to work directly with an approved ARM semiconductor foundry.

The ARM DesignStart™ Program

Provides designers with the ability to evaluate ARM processors in their system design before paying any license fees. The program enables fabless companies -, from start-ups through to small / medium size organizations - to do the majority of their design activities, including SoC integration and verification, software development and chip layout, prior to obtaining a full ARM Processor Foundry Program License. 

The SecurCore® Foundry Program 

Provides fabless design companies with a cost effective way of obtaining an ARM SecurCore SC100  processor design license to design smart card and secure IC application products and have their design manufactured via approved foundries in the program.   

Contact ARM Sales to obtain more information.



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