X-bit Labs reports AppledMicro has struck a deal with TSMC to start producing AppliedMicro's Power architecture microprocessors. The chips will first be manufactured at 90nm then moving to 65nm and 40nm soon after.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (or AppliedMicro), a designer of low power chips for communications solutions, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have announced a collaboration enabling AppliedMicro’s Power architecture microprocessors to be manufactured on TSMC’s industry-leading technology platform first at 90nm then moving to 65nm and 40nm soon after. This will be the first time when TSMC produces microprocessors.
“The collaboration with TSMC marks an entirely new milestone for Power Architecture processing as it enables us to reach many low-cost application areas that were impractical for processors built in SOI technology,” said Robert Fanfelle, associate vice president of strategic marketing for AppliedMicro.