ARM and UMC prep low-cost 28nm Cortex-A7

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 15 2014 @ 12:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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X-bit Labs writes ARM and UMC have teamed up to develop a low-cost 28nm Cortex-A7 processor:
United Microelectronics Corp., once a leading contract maker of chips, these days can hardly compete against its rivals when it comes to innovative process technologies. Nonetheless, the company can produce chips at very competitive price-points, which makes it a unique choice for those, who develop solutions for low-cost devices.

On Tuesday ARM Holdings and UMC announced that they have successfully developed a low-cost physical implementation of ARM Cortex-A7 general-purpose processing core (ARM Artisan physical IP platform along with POP IP) for 28nm HLP [high-performance low-power] process technology. Partners of the two companies can now easily integrate the A7 cores into their system-on-chip designs that are made using the aforementioned manufacturing process.


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