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Appeared on: Monday, June 04, 2012
ARM Expects First 14nm Tape Outs in 2013

The head of ARM's processor division said Monday at Computex that ARM chips with 20-nanometer manufacturing process will appear in products in 2013, along with the first 14nm tape outs.

Simon Segarusu, Senior Vice President of ARM, said that said that the 28nm process is currently used in mass production and production tests of the first 20nm chips is expected to begin later this year, aiming at mass producing them by 2013. Multiple 20nm test chips are already taped out, including the dual-core Cortex-A15, ARM's executive said.

The first 14nm tape out is also expected to be tested at the same period, Segarusu added.

ARM's arcitecture is generally used by foundries (Samsung, UMC, TSMC, IBM, GLOBAlfoundries) and chip companies since it is offering low-power, high-performance chips that can be used in mobile, CE devices of even servers.

ARM hopes that it will gain a 20% of the server market by 2015.

Companies such as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Nvidia and Samsung have been licensing ARM's architecture.


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