Chartered joins ARM foundry program for multi-core manufacturing

June 24, 2002 – Milpitas, CA, and Cambridge, England – Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Singapore, and ARM, a provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor technology, said that Chartered has joined the ARM Foundry Program.

Through the program, Chartered has licensed the ARM7TDMI core and the ARM946E core, two 32-bit RISC ARM microprocessors on processes ranging from 0.25-micron to 90nm. This agreement also enables Chartered to have access to the ARM1022E core for future designs.

Chartered said that the ARM cores will be used as part of the development and qualification of its product solutions.

As the first foundry to announce the use of ARM cores as qualification vehicles, ARM cores will be silicon-validated on technologies from Chartered ahead of customer engagement.

Chartered has built designs with ARM cores on various process technology nodes for customers who have a full implementation ARM license. This agreement provides ARM partners in the Foundry Program with access to the same silicon processes at Chartered.

Design kits for Chartered processes will be available beginning this month for the ARM7TDMI core and for the ARM946E core in 3Q02.


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