16nm ARM Cortex-A57 CPU Ready To Hit Mass Production

By 05:12 Fri, 16 Jul 2021 Comments

ARM and TSMC announced today that the first ever Cortex-A57 processor has been taped out and is ready to hit mass production.

The recent chip utilizes TSMC's 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, even though the transistors are still 20nm. Still, ARM says the A57 outputs up to three times the Central Processing Units (CPU) power of the Cortex-A15 without affecting battery life. And if its battery life you're after, the A57 can match the Cortex A15 performance while consuming up to five times less power.

ARM says that the recent chip will find its place in future tablets, high-discontinue computers and server products even. Quite extraordinary considering it took ARM and TSMC merely six months to acquire to the "tap out" stage of the process.

Sadly, specifics on the chip's launch and landing in potential high-discontinue smartphones haven’t been given. We'd advise you to not hrecent your breath, as the Cortex-A57 Central Processing Units (CPU) might not see its launch for at least another year.




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