Intel Collaborates With ARM To Make Smartphone Chips
Intel has announced its arrival in the Smartphone Chips manufacturer market by entering into a new licensing agreement with its rival ARM Holdings to produce 10 nanometer ARM chips. Now intel is ready to compete with players like Qualcomm and potentially Apple. The chip giant announced at the Intel Developer Forum, South Korean consumer electronic company LG will be first to use Intel’s new service.
Zane Ball, co-general manager of Intel Custom Foundry at Intel Corporation
said “LG Electronics will produce a world-class mobile platform based on Intel Custom Foundry’s 10-nanometer design platform.”
The full-featured design platforms on Intel’s 22 nanometer, 14 nanometer and the forthcoming 10-nanometer FinFET process is already developed by Intel Custom Foundry.
Zane Ball further said – “Our 10nm technology will provide improvements in transistor scaling and offer new performance, power and cost benefits as well as a wide range of device features to meet different product requirements.”
The 10-nanometer design platform for foundry customers will now get access to ARM Artisan physical IP.
Explaining this Zane Ball said “Optimising this technology for Intel’s 10nm process means that foundry customers can take advantage of the IP to achieve best-in-class PPA (power, performance, area) for power-efficient, high-performance implementations of their designs for mobile, IoT, and other consumer applications.”