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ARM Artisan to be used for SMIC 28nm poly SiOn process

12 Feb 2014

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Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will use the ARM Artisan physical IP platform for its 28nm poly SiON (PS) process for SoC designs under a new agreement with ARM. The deal covers a series of memory compilers, standard cells and logic, and general-purpose interface products that are included in the IP platform.

The ARM Artisan physical IP platform for SMIC's 28nm poly SiON (PS) process provides the building blocks to implement a wide range of performance and area-optimised, low-power SoCs designs. ARM's standard cell libraries and memory compilers incorporate multi-channel and mixed Vt features to enable a wide performance and power spectrum taking advantage of the performance and power range of SMIC's leading-edge poly SiON process.

"Strengthening our collaboration with ARM enables optimised implementation of cost- and power-sensitive SoCs for our customers," said Dr. Tianshen Tang, senior vice president of SMIC's Design Service Centre.

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