A 650MHz performance on the ARM1136 solution with TSMC 0.13LV process outperforms other solutions market-wide
Hsinchu, Taiwan-July 25, 2007-Global Unichip Corp. (GUC; TW:3443), a leading SoC design foundry, today announced the success of delivering the ARM926 solution with a 400MHz performance on TSMC 0.13G process to a leading developer of navigation processor solutions for mobile navigation devices. Same effort has achieved a 650MHz performance on the ARM1136 solution with TSMC 0.13LV process. With GUC’s excellent design implementation, the customer is able to present the most powerful PND (Portable Navigation Devices) processor market-wide.
“This processor enables even more features without adding extra cores which in turn, reduced overall cost,” said K.C. Shih, vice chairman and chief executive officer of GUC. “The customer can provide its customers more cost-effective and feature-rich solutions than their competitors by adopting this solution. GUC’s powerful CPUs help confirm their leadership in the PND field.”
GUC’s CPU offering provides a very competitive solution to the GPS/PND and other portable device such as mobile phone, PDA, and DSC markets. In comparison with ARM standard offering, this solution of ARM926 at 400MHz on TSMC 0.13G process is a 65% improvement. And the 650MHz performance on the ARM1136 with TSMC0.13LV process outperforms other solutions in the market as well. GUC makes it happen without the Low Vt device, which technical teams normally utilize for driving ARM performance. This significantly saves customers’ cost of mask NRE (non-recurring engineering) and reduces the process turn-around time. With such a CPU performance, GUC’s customers will be able to address wider market and application domains.
“Our capability of driving ARM performance opens up possibilities of new features which can not be achieved before,” stated Jim Lai, president and chief operation officer of GUC. “The success of this project brings valuable expertise to our top tier customers worldwide.”
GUC’s rapid deployment of the ARM9 and ARM11 series customization services on TSMC technologies is now ready to meet customers’ requests with high-performance designs.
About Global Unichip Corp.
Global Unichip Corp. (GUC), a dedicated full service SoC (System On Chip) Design Foundry based in Taiwan, was founded in 1998. GUC provides total solutions from silicon-proven IPs to complex time-to-market SoC turnkey services. GUC is committed to providing the most advanced and the best price-performance silicon solutions through close partnership with TSMC, GUC major shareholder, and other key packaging and testing power houses. With state of the art EDA tools, advanced methodologies, and experienced technical team, GUC ensures the highest quality and lowest risks to achieve first silicon success. GUC has established a global customer base throughout Greater China, Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe. Its track-record in complex SoC designs has brought benefits to customers in time to revenue at the lowest risk. For more information, please visit http://www.globalunichip.com