TSMC Honors ARM with Foundation IP Partner Award

18 December 2012 -- ARM received the 2012 IP Partner Award from TSMC, in recognition of outstanding partner performance. ARM was honored for its foundation IP (intellectual property), which includes memory, standard cell, IO, and other fundamental building blocks for system-on-chip (SoC) design. Award selection is based upon customer feedback, TSMC900 compliance, general support, numbers of tapeouts and number of wafers shipped.

Dr. Cliff Hou, vice president of Research and Development at TSMC, presented the award to Simon Segars, executive vice president and general manager of the Processor and Physical IP Divisions at ARM, during the TSMC Open Innovation Platform Ecosystem Forum on October 16, 2012 in San Jose.

This marks the third consecutive year that TSMC has honored ARM with an award.


This is another excellent milestone in TSMCs relationship with ARM, as this award recognizes a tremendous collaborative effort between both companies to provide our customers with proven IP building blocks they need to deliver power-efficient, high-performance solutions, said TSMCs Dr. Hou. ARM and TSMC are engaging earlier than ever to optimize our solutions, staying at the forefront helping our customers get to market more quickly and with less risk.

ARM is honored to be recognized by TSMC, as 2012 has been an important year in our longstanding relationship, said Segars of ARM. As ARM continues to collaborate with TSMC to ensure customers can quickly get into volume production of highly integrated SoCs in advanced silicon process technology, we are working aggressively to deliver ARM processors on FinFET transistors, enabling the fabless industry to extend its market leadership in application processors.

ARM and TSMC recently announced an announced a multi-year agreement extending their collaboration beyond 20-nanometer (nm) technology to deliver ARM processors on FinFET transistors. The collaboration will optimize the next generation of 64-bit ARM technology for use in mobile and enterprise markets that require both high performance and energy efficiency.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARMs comprehensive product offering includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the companys broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links: 

• ARM website: http://www.arm.com/
• ARM Connected Community: http://www.arm.com/community/
• ARM Blogs: http://blogs.arm.com/
• ARMFlix on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ARMflix


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