ARM/GlobalFoundries 28nm SoC promises 40% power boost, double standby time

Feb 24, 2010
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ARM/GlobalFoundries 28nm SoC promises 40% power boost, double standby time

ARM and GlobalFoundries have spilled some details on their latest system-on-a-chip (SoC), based on an ARM Cortex-A9 processor and promising a boost in both battery life and performance.  In fact, the two companies reckon systems using the chip will see a 40-percent increase in computing performance, while power consumption will be 30-less and standby times doubled.

Target markets include smartphones, tablets, smartbooks and embedded devices - pretty much the growth segments every other ARM-based chipset company are trying to dominate - and the whole thing uses GlobalFoundries various 28nm processes.  The company will apparently push two types of 28nm build: super low power (SLP), addressing mobile and consumer applications, and high performance (HP) for power-intensive applications.  Production of the chips will begin in the second half of 2010.

[via DigiTimes]


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