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ARM/TSMC SIGN IP PACT FOR 65- AND 45 NANOMETER TECHNOLOGIES.



ARM (LSE LSE - Language Sensitive Editor :ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE NYSE

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), have agreed to extend the companies' long-term relationship to development of a new suite of ARM(R) Advantage(tm) products, part of its family of Artisan(R) physical IP, in support of TSMC's 65- and 45-nanometer (nm) G processes. The agreement provides customer access to these ARM Advantage products on TSMC's leading-edge technology through the ARM Access Library Program.

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 have laid the foundation for the future of highly-advanced technology access to the global design community; together, we are committed to providing a seamless design-to-silicon path for customers," said Neal Carney car·ney  
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, vice president of Marketing, Physical IP, ARM. "The combination of the comprehensive suite of ARM Advantage IP and TSMC's most advanced manufacturing technologies offers leading-edge solutions that address SoC designers' performance and power management requirements."

"TSMC customers are already enjoying the benefits of TSMC's advanced 65nm technologies. As more designers migrate to this technology, the requirement for highly integrated but easy-to-use IP becomes increasingly important," said Ed Wan, senior director of design service marketing for TSMC. "With the ARM Access Library Program, designers can realise high value, low risk and a much easier adoption path."

ARM Advantage IP provides high-speed, low-power performance to meet a wide range of applications in consumer, communications and networking markets. The Advantage standard cells include power management kits that enable dynamic and leakage power saving techniques such as clock gating, multi-voltage islands and power gating. Five Advantage memory compilers are offered with similar advanced power saving features. The suite of products is characterised for timing and power over an extended range of voltages, enabling designers to perform accurate simulation of multi-voltage designs. Additionally, ARM will distribute TSMC Nexsys I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.

I/O - Input/Output
 products for a complete offering of physical IP.

The Advantage IP includes ARM's extensive set of views and models providing integration with many of the industry's leading electronic design automation (EDA (1) (Electronic Design Automation) Using the computer to design, lay out, verify and simulate the performance of electronic circuits on a chip or printed circuit board. ) tools. These views provide functional, timing and power information for the Advantage products over a wide range of operating conditions, allowing designers to implement complex power management systems that actively control dynamic and leakage power within their SoC.

TSMC's 65nm success builds on the company's industry leading 0.13-micron and 90nm track records. TSMC estimates that the 65nm production will ramp in 2006. The company will also launch 65nm prototyping shuttles every other month, enabling customers and EDA, IP and library suppliers to prototype and qualify their leading-edge designs.

TSMC's 65nm Nexsys (SM) technology is the company's third-generation semiconductor process employing both copper interconnects and low-k dielectrics. It is a 9-layer metal process with core voltages of 1.0 or 1.2 volts, and I/O voltages of 1.8, 2.5 or 3.3 volts. The new process technology offering supports a standard cell gate density twice that of TSMC's Nexsys 90nm Nexsys (SM) process. It also features with very competitive 6T SRAM See static RAM.

SRAM - static random-access memory
 and 1T embedded Inserted into. See embedded system.  DRAM memory cell sizes. In addition, this technology offering also includes mixed signal and radio frequency functionality to support analog and wireless design, embedded high density memory to support integration of logic and memory, and an electrical fuse option to support customer encryption The reversible transformation of data from the original (the plaintext) to a difficult-to-interpret format (the ciphertext) as a mechanism for protecting its confidentiality, integrity and sometimes its authenticity. Encryption uses an encryption algorithm and one or more encryption keys.  needs.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC RISC
 in full Reduced Instruction Set Computing

Computer architecture that uses a limited number of instructions. RISC became popular in microprocessors in the 1980s.
 microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

For more information, visit http://www.arm.com.

About TSMC

TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry's leading process technology and the foundry industry's largest portfolio of process-proven library, IP, design tools and reference flows. The company operates two advanced twelve-inch wafer fabs, five eight-inch fabs and one six-inch wafer fab. TSMC also has substantial capacity commitments at its wholly-owned subsidiary, WaferTech and TSMC (Shanghai), and its joint venture fab, SSMC SSMC Sound Shore Medical Center (New Rochelle, New York)
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. In early 2001, TSMC became the first IC manufacturer to announce a 90-nm technology alignment Business and technology alignment, or just technology alignment, corrects terminology and assumptions used in business to better match those of technology and standards anticipated in the technology strategy and so-called technology roadmaps.  program with its customers. TSMC's corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

For more information, visit http://www.tsmc.com or call 408/264-2192.
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