Best density claimed in 10nm node
Rick Merritt, EETimes
8/16/2016 05:45 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO – Intel revealed its 10nm process could outperform other foundries and will be used to make ARM-based mobile chips for companies including LG Electronics. To enable the move, Intel partnered with ARM’s Artisan division that is porting a reference design for one of its 64-bit cores to the process.
The news at the annual Intel Developer Forum here reinforced the x86 giant’s continued strength in process technology. It also highlighted its need for a still-fledging foundry business to participate fully in the mobile market.
Separately, China’s Spreadtum will make mobile chips in Intel’s current 14nm process. In addition, Intel’s 14nm Stratix 10 FPGAs will sample next quarter using a novel packaging technology that provides a lower cost than existing 2.5D techniques.
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