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ARM, TSMC refresh partnership, aim at 20-nm

7/21/2010 08:15 AM EDT
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re: ARM, TSMC refresh partnership, aim at 20-nm
eewiz   7/22/2010 2:18:20 AM
The agreement makes a lot of sense for TSMC & ARM.The availability of an optimized version ARM CPU with TSMC, helps them keep their fab utilization high by targeting one of the fastest growing market , ie. smart phones and MIDs. For ARM, they get improved performance for their CPUs on a widely used foundry process, and can keep their customers happy. Overall a Win-Win.

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re: ARM, TSMC refresh partnership, aim at 20-nm
goafrit   7/21/2010 11:13:53 AM
TSMC is now a behemoth and any relationship with it is just right. I think it is a good one except that it is still consolidating power to the Asia power when many are expecting some foundry business in the western part of the world.

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re: ARM, TSMC refresh partnership, aim at 20-nm
Peter Clarke   7/21/2010 8:53:41 AM
ARM is going out with TWO girls; TSMC and GlobalFoundries. ARM was cuddling TSMC back in 2005, 2006 and 2007. And it was seen kissing GlobalFoundries in 2008 and 2009. With the latest announcement ARM is reaffirming its closeness to Taiwanese beauty TSMC. But ARM should beware; foundries can get jealous. Maybe that was why TSMC started flirting with Intel and his Atom processor. And maybe the latest announcement will go some way to keep TSMC from thinking about the charms of Atom and focused on helping Cortex do well in the mobile computer space.

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