Peter Clarke, EETimes
12/8/2016 01:01 PM EST
LONDON--ARM Ltd. announced the availability for evaluation and licensing of its Artisan physical IP platform for the 7nm 7FF FinFET process from TSMC, as well as a design win at that level with Xilinx Inc.
The IP set does not include support for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, which is expected to be deployed later.
"The physical IP platform is available for tape outs in 1H17. We see some engineering samples in 2017," Ron Moore, vice president of marketing in the physical design group at ARM, told EE Times Europe. However, it is not clear that there is a performance, power or area benefit in selecting the 7FF process over the 10FF process.