Monday, November 10, 2008

ARM Announces Industry's First Silicon-on-Insulator Physical IP Library for IBM's New 45nm SOI Foundry

ARM in Collaboration With IBM and Soitec Ease Adoption of SOI Technology and Increase Achievement of Leading Power and Performance for the Semiconductor Industry

ARM today announced the industry's first Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) physical IP library including standard cell, memory and I/O libraries for IBM's fully enabled 45nm SOI foundry, also announced today. As lower power levels and increased system-on-chip (SoC) performance become more difficult to achieve with a traditional bulk CMOS process, SOI technology enables up to 30 percent better performance and 40 percent power savings at existing process nodes. The ARM(R) SOI library of physical IP is the only design platform of its kind in the industry and promises to significantly ease implementation of SOI technology and bring the benefits of this emerging process to a much wider range of semiconductor companies.

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