Altera and TSMC to Jointly Develop 55 nm EmbFlash Process Technology

Altera has announced that it will once again be partnering with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to develop 55 nm embedded flash (EmbFlash) technology. When compared to the previous generation, it will deliver faster computing, possess a tenfold increase in gate density, and shrink the flash and SRAM cell sizes by 70 and 80 percent, respectively.

The ultimate aim of this initiative is to permit developers of high-volume applications to build feature-rich, non-volatile systems for a range of markets including "automotive and industry."

"Our relationship with TSMC is built on a shared commitment to delivering the latest technologies and capabilities to customers,” said Reda Razouk, Vice President of Process Technology Development at Altera. "Adding 55nm EmbFlash to our product portfolio extends Altera’s tailored strategy in which Altera optimizes its device families based on process technology, architecture and application-specific IP to meet system requirements.”



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  • dalethepcman
    "Our relationship with TSMC is built on a shared commitment to delivering the latest technologies and capabilities to customers,” said Reda Razouk, Vice President of Process Technology Development at Altera.

    Does this guy not realize that companies like Intel are manufacturing at the 12nm scale with trigate tech? Maybe its just me, but I cannot grasp how "delivering the latest technologies" equals 55nm tech.

    This tech is on the same process scale as late run pentium 4's to pentium dual core and core duo CPU's(circa 2005-2006.)
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous said:
    "Our relationship with TSMC is built on a shared commitment to delivering the latest technologies and capabilities to customers,” said Reda Razouk, Vice President of Process Technology Development at Altera.

    Does this guy not realize that companies like Intel are manufacturing at the 12nm scale with trigate tech? Maybe its just me, but I cannot grasp how "delivering the latest technologies" equals 55nm tech.

    This tech is on the same process scale as late run pentium 4's to pentium dual core and core duo CPU's(circa 2005-2006.)


    Memory and processors use different kinds of circuits, as a result, different kinds of transistors are needed.
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  • m32
    dalethepcman, read the whole article before thy talks.
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