1. Fulfilling the promise of performance and power scaling at 16 nanometers, ARM and Cadence today announced details behind their collaboration to implement the first ARM® Cortex®-A57 processor on TSMC’s 16-nanometer (nm) FinFET manufacturing process The Cortex-A57 processor is ARM’s highest-performing processor to date, and is based on the new ARMv8 architecture, designed for computing, networking and mobile applications that require high performance at a low-power budget. TSMC’s 16nm FinFET technology is a significant breakthrough that enables continued scaling of process technology to feature sizes below 20nm. It is the first Cortex-A57 64-bit Processor on TSMC 16nm FinFET Process.
2. Cadence Design Systems, a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tensilica, Inc., a leader in dataplane processing IP. Tensilica has high performance and energy efficient processors which could be used to develop more powerful supercomputers.
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