ARM, SMIC extend partnership to 40-nm node
October 12, 2010 // Peter Clarke
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc and Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) have announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of a physical IP library platform for SMIC 65-nm LL and 40-nm LL technology process nodes.
The agreement will provide customers of SMIC (Shanghai, China) with free access to library suites of 9-track and 12-track multi-Vt logic libraries, power management kits, ECO kits and ARM authored memory compilers.
The agreement extends a longstanding partnership between ARM and SMIC that has covered manufacturing process technologies at 180-, 130-, 110- and 90-nm.
"As the leading provider of physical IP, ARM is pleased to collaborate with SMIC to enable broader adoption of our technology," said Simon Segars, ARM (Cambridge, England), executive vice president and general manager of the physical IP division, in a statement.
"By expanding our partnership with ARM we are offering our customers an easy migration path to our 65nm and 40nm LL technology using industry leading ARM physical IP that can accelerate their time-to-volume production on our process platform," said Chris Chi, senior vice president and chief business officer of SMIC.
The suite of physical IP will be available for free download from ARM's DesignStart online access portal. The 65-nm LL libraries will be available October 2010 and the 40-nm LL will be available in Q1 2011, ARM said.
Related links and articles:
SMIC CEO: China foundry vendor back on track
Report: Micron to take over SMIC fab
SMIC moves 65-nm to volume production All news
Polymer solar cell boosts power generation by 15 percent
September 22, 2014
Scientists in the University of Chicago’s chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Argonne ...
What Apple stuffed inside iPhone 6 plus
Nuclear spins shown to control current in LED
Trillions of sensors ahead - with interesting side effects
Breaking the 'electrode barrier' promises lower-cost organic PVs
Harvesting every bite of energy
September 22, 2014
Researchers, from Sonomax-ÉTS Industrial Research Chair in In-ear Technologies (CRITIAS) at École de technologie supérieure ...
Mars Probe Looks for Atmosphere 'Lost in Space'
Sensor Hubs Aided by IEEE-2700-2014 Datasheets
Daimler to test autonomous driving in California
- Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Handbook
- Flexible and Low Power Driving of Solenoid Coils
- How to Protect & Monetize Android Apps
- Power Modules: The New Super Power
InterviewCEO interview: AMS' Laney on driving a sensor-driven business
Kirk Laney, CEO of Austrian mixed-signal chip and sensor company AMS, wants to leverage the opportunity that technology affords to create new markets for sensors and sensor interfaces.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Trinamic Motion Control is offering you to win one of four TMCM-1043 development kits for its highly integrated, NEMA 17-compatible TMCM-1043 stepDancer stepper motor module.
Offering designers an easy-to-use PC-based GUI that allows one-click modification of motor drive current, micro-stepping and other key parameters, the intuitive kits are custom designed and developed for...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.