ARM has today announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARM v8-A processor test chip based on TSMC’s 10FinFET process technology. Actually the chip was supposed to be completed in December 2015, and it should be utilizing ARM’s upcoming flagship architecture – Artemis.
The new chip claims to bring impressive power and efficiency gains, and the successful validation is an important milestone in ARM and TSMC’s ongoing collaboration.
Based on TSMC’s predictions, its 10nm FinFET will offer 11-12 percent clock-rate improvement over the 16nm FinFET+ at the same power; it is also expected to be 30 percent more energy efficient and it is predicted to provide 2.2 times higher density over 16nm FinFET+.
The 10FinFET based chip is expected to enter mass production late 2016, and ARM’s Artemis architecture will be arriving then as well, to take the place of the current Cortex-A72.
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