Sylvie Barak, EETimes
7/23/2012 4:28 PM EDT
ARM and TSMC are teaming up to optimize next-generation 64-bit ARM cores for FinFET process technology. And that must be leaving Intel feeling rather smug.
After all, it completely validates what the chip behemoth said at its investor day -- in both Paul Otellini's and Brian Krzanich's presentations – that Intel is a good four years ahead of its closest foundry competition.
Indeed, as my colleague Peter Clarke notes over in his article, the collaboration between the Taiwanese manufacturer and ARM isn’t even expected to yield introductory results much before the second half of 2015, and that is probably an optimistic bet.
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