Few days back Samsung announced a new milestone when it developed a 14-nanometer process technology for semiconductor manufacturing
The South Korean company said in the same statement that it had signed an agreement with ARM to share 14nm physical IP and libraries.
The technology giant has achieved a “successful tape out of multiple development vehicles” for its 14nm process, Samsung said in a statement.
The company is looking to collaborate with “key design and IP partners” like ARM in pursuing 14nm process technology, the successor to current 22nm processes used to manufacture chips used for PCs, servers, mobile devices, embedded systems, and other computational hardware.
Kyumyung Choi, SVP of Samsung said in the statement, “As we move closer to true mobile computing, chip designers are eager to take advantage of the gains in performance and significantly lower power of 14nm FinFET to deliver PC-like user experience in a mobile device.”
“The design complexities of 14nm require complete harmony between the process technology, design methodology, tools, and IPs. We are synchronizing all the key elements so our customers can deliver their newest chips to market quickly and efficiently.”
Samsung emphasized that getting to the 14nm process node would confer major advantages to future-generation System-on-a-Chip (SoC) devices used in smartphones, tablets, and other consumer electronics products.