IBM and ARM collaborate on 14nm tech

IBM and ARM have announced they are to work together on designing 14 nanometre semiconductor technology.The two companies will extend an existing relationship to produce intellectual property that is optimised for IBM manufacturing processes, according to a statement on Monday.

IBM and ARM have announced they are to work together on designing 14 nanometre semiconductor technology.

The two companies will extend an existing relationship to produce intellectual property that is optimised for IBM manufacturing processes, according to a statement on Monday.

"ARM's Cortex processors have become the leadership platform for the majority of smartphones and many other emerging mobile devices," said Michael Cadigan, general manager, IBM Microelectronics, in the statement. "We plan to continue working closely with ARM and our foundry customers to speed the momentum of ARM technology by delivering highly advanced, low-power semiconductor technology for a variety of new communications and computing devices."

IBM is taking ARM intellectual property (IP), and working with ARM to fit that IP into IBM manufacturing processes, an IBM spokesman told ZDNet UK on Wednesday. ARM's design team will work with IBM's manufacturing team to achieve this.

ARM joined a chip alliance with IBM in 2008, with the aim of developing 32nm and 28nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs.