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ARM and Taiwan Semiconductor: New Mobile Chip Ready for Mass Production

British chip designer ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH  ) and contract chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM  ) today announced the first "tape-out" of a Cortex-A57 processor on TSMC's FinFET process technology. A tape-out indicates completion of the initial processor design and shows that a chip is ready for mass production.

The Cortex-A57 is a high-performance 64-bit processor that will inevitably find its way into mobile devices. The Cortex-A57 is one of the first 64-bit processor designs from ARM. ARM and TSMC have been collaborating on development to optimize ARM's newest processor series on TSMC's 16-nanometer FinFET process.

The new chips are expected to deliver dramatic performance improvements alongside power efficiency gains.

 
 

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  • Report this Comment On April 02, 2013, at 2:26 PM, jpanspac wrote:

    Going from a 32-bit architecture to 64 bits does not, by itself, increase performance or lower power consumption. I wonder what other features the chip has that will achieve these goals.

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