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the_floating_ gate
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re: ARM, TSMC tape out 64-bit core for FinFET process
the_floating_ gate   4/3/2013 5:56:48 PM
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You think they showed it to ALTR ?

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re: ARM, TSMC tape out 64-bit core for FinFET process
Peter Clarke   4/3/2013 11:54:03 AM
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A spokesperson for TSMC has told me that they won't be putting out any SEM cross-sections of the 16FF process until ICs made using the process have been sold. Once that happens third parties can buy some chips, take a saw to a chip and take their own microphotographs. So TSMC may leave it up to those third parties or release some of their own.

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re: ARM, TSMC tape out 64-bit core for FinFET process
Peter Clarke   4/3/2013 8:56:37 AM
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@the_floating_gate I don't think any cross-section SEMs have been seen in wild yet. But if you can persuade them that you in the market for a few hundred million chips I am sure they will share.

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re: ARM, TSMC tape out 64-bit core for FinFET process
the_floating_ gate   4/3/2013 6:02:24 AM
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"New ARM Architectures for Servers: 64 bit, Virtualization, and Energy Efficiency". I want to see cross sections. I want to know Fin height variations within a die and across the wafer. I don't need some marketing BS

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re: ARM, TSMC tape out 64-bit core for FinFET process
Dolphin7835   4/3/2013 4:20:47 AM
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On April 9, ARM talk on "New ARM Architectures for Servers: 64 bit, Virtualization, and Energy Efficiency". Attend event in San Jose or on-line: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cs/ by IEEE Computer Society Santa Clara Valley

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re: ARM, TSMC tape out 64-bit core for FinFET process
the_floating_ gate   4/2/2013 10:19:08 PM
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"The test chip was implemented using a commercially available tool chain and design services provided by companies associated with ARM and TSMC." Did TSMC provide by any chance SEM cross sections? I am curious about fin height variations for example what's the shape look like? Do they look similar to Intel



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