Samsung has announced a further collaboration with ARM for the 7/5-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, in the segment of high-performance computing solutions.
Ryan Sanghyun Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics said, “Building an extensive and differentiated design ecosystem is a must for our foundry customers. Collaboration with Arm in the fields of IP solutions is crucial to increase high-performance computing power and accelerate the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning capabilities.”
Arm Artisan physical IP platform, based on Samsung Foundry’s 7LPP (7nm Low Power Plus) and 5LPE (5nm Low Power Early) process technologies, will now allow for 3GHz+ computing performance for Arm’s Cortex- A76 processor.
Kelvin Low, Vice President of Marketing, Physical Design Group at Arm said, “Arm and Samsung Foundry have collaborated on a large number of chips using Artisan physical IP on Samsung Foundry process technologies. Samsung Foundry’s 7LPP and 5LPE nodes are innovative process technologies which will meet our mutual customers’ needs to deliver the next generation of advanced system-on-chips (SoCs) from mobile to hyperscale datacenters.”
Samsung’s 7LPP process technology will be ready for its initial production in the second half of 2018.
Additionally, the first extreme ultra violet (EUV) lithography process technology, and its key IPs, are in development and expected to be completed by the first half of 2019.