Intel and ARM have extended their collaboration
On the ARM Tech Con event in 2017, Intel announced a new stage of cooperation with ARM. For a start we will remind that in the summer of last year, Intel signed a deal with ARM, which is engaged in contract manufacturing of semiconductor solutions based on the architecture of the British company.
In particular, in the event it was said that Intel is preparing to release a test batch of 10-nanometer processor family Cortex-A that can work at a frequency of 3.5 GHz with a voltage of only 0.5 V.
But that’s not all. In fact, a new stage of cooperation implies the development, together with Intel IP core of Cortex-A55, designed to produce a process 22FFL. This is a rather unusual 22-nanometer process technology, which Intel introduced in the spring of this year, positioning it as an alternative to the existing 14-nanometer process technology. To describe all the features of the technology would take too long, but the basic idea of this process in its simplicity.
During the announcement, Intel said it will reduce the cost of production of various semiconductor solutions, but about single-chip systems for smartphones then out of the question. In the end, the market leaders have already moved to 10-nanometer process technology. However, the source somehow mentions smartphones, although Intel slides nothing there.
But there is evidence that the process 22FFL will allow you to create processor cores Cortex-A55 with a frequency of 2.35 GHz with a voltage of just 0.45 V.