The foundry industry has motored to catch up with Intel on process technology.
“In the last couple of years, with Intel being forthright about getting into in the mobile space and quoting process node advantage as a way to leadership in the marketplace, that has woken up the foundries to the challenge,” says ARM vp Noel Hurley.
Now, TSMC, Samsung, and GloFo are all saying they’ll be out with mobile SOCs on 14/16nm this year. That is the same timing as Intel which says it will be producing on 14nm this year.
“The foundry group have stepped up to the challenge and, on the IP side, we have stepped up,” says Hurley.
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