Asia Express - Computing
TSMC, ARM Establish Long-Term Partnership
July 23, 2010
A long-term agreement has been signed between Taiwanese TSMC and UK ARM on July 20, 2010 for optimizing the implementation of ARM processors on TSMC process technologies and for developing physical IP, according to the Commercial Times of Taiwan. As part of the collaboration, the two companies are expected to develop physical IP covering embedded memory products and standard cell libraries targeting TSMC's next-generation 28nm and 20nm processes. Furthermore, under this partnership, TSMC and ARM are expected to collaborate on producing ARM-embedded processors to be used in wireless communications, mobile computing, tablet PCs, and high-performance computing.