ARM and Cadence Tape Out First 14nm FinFET Test Chip

According to ARM, the chip included the Cortex-A7 processor itself, as well as Artisan standard-cell libraries, "next-generation" memories, and general purpose IOs.

"This is an important milestone in our efforts to enable our silicon partners for continued low-power leadership in future generations of innovative, energy-efficient mobile products, said Dipesh Patel, vice president and general manager of the Physical IP Division at ARM. "Taping out ARMs most energy-efficient applications processor on Samsung's advanced low-power manufacturing process was achieved through the combination of leading-edge technology and R&D excellence, as well as a deep and early collaboration with Samsung and Cadence."

ARM said that the process is targeting high-density, high-performance and ultra-low power SoCs for "future smartphones, tablets and all other advanced mobile devices". There was no information when 14 nm ARM processors will become available.

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  • sayantan
    AMD ??
  • mayankleoboy1
    AMD who?
  • greghome
    so..........AMD or ARM ?
  • yannigr
    AMD is ARM. ARM is AMD. :p
  • A Bad Day
    Not much quality content from the comment sections huh?...
  • ojas
    AMD? Lol.

    Anyway, I wonder if this is like the first chip they've rolled out.
  • CaedenV
    A Bad DayNot much quality content from the comment sections huh?...seems more like an issue with the content providers to me
  • zzz_b
    I would like to know the estimated power used for on ARM15 with this technology!
  • dozerman
    Ha. Eat that, apple. Leaving samsung for your chips doesn't seem like such a good idea after all, now does it?!?
  • alextheblue
    zzz_bI would like to know the estimated power used for on ARM15 with this technology!Uh, from X to Y? You know there's no single "ARM15 chip", and the various ARM15-equipped (and derivatives thereof) SoCs span a range of performance, power, and thermal targets. This process node will be no different.