ARM, IBM, Samsung, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and
Synopsys Announce Delivery of 32/28nm HKMG
Vertically Optimized Design Platform
Companies demonstrate strength of collaboration at 47th DAC
June 14, 2010 01:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ARM, IBM (NYSE: IBM), Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.,
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Synopsys, Inc (NASDAQ: SNPS) today announced the delivery of the industry’s first
complete vertically optimized 32/28 nanometer (nm) design platform. Demonstrating the strength of the collaboration
established and announced at DAC a year ago, the companies are collectively providing a technology enablement
solution for the design and manufacturing of advanced mobile and embedded devices.
The solution consists of optimized high performance, low-power processor and physical IP from ARM; tool
enablement, connectivity IP and integrated design flow from Synopsys; and 32/28nm low-power process technology
from the Common Platform alliance of IBM, Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES. The Common Platform
32/28nm process uses an innovative high-k metal gate approach to address the limitations of polysilicon technology.
It leverages the research and development efforts of the IBM joint technology development alliance to offer a high-
performance, low-power manufacturing platform.
The 32nm technology is scalable to 28nm for area optimization. Customers can seamlessly transition to 28nm
technology without the need for a major redesign and with lower risk, reduced cost and faster time-to-market.
This complete solution demonstrates the important role industry collaboration has in addressing the increasing
complexity of SoC design as technology migrates to smaller geometries. The platform leverages:
l ARM® Cortex™ high-performance, low-power processor architecture and optimized suite of physical
IP, including standard cells, power management kit, memory compilers and interface IP, for the 32/28nm
HKMG process. The ARM IP contribution delivers valuable low-power and sy