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TSMC 90nm builds Raza XLR processor

Posted: 09 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:raza microelectronics? rmi? xlr processor?

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) and Raza Microelectronics Inc. (RMI), a silicon solutions provider, have collaborated in creating RMI's XLR processor. The Thread Processor architected for Connected Computing was built on TSMC's 90nm process technology.

The XLR processor, available at 1.2 to 1.5 GHz, is claimed to be the first processor of this class to break the Gigahertz barrier with TSMC. The low-k 90nm Nexsys Technology for SoC(SM) improves processor performance and limits static leakage which enables the integration of multiple processor cores, application-aware accelerators, large cache memories and many high-speed interfaces onto a single chip.

Atiq Raza, chairman, CEO of RMI, said, "Throughout the processor design cycle, RMI and TSMC worked closely to correlate device simulation with manufacturing data and comprehend fabrication guidelines and design rules."

"At RMI we are focused on developing disruptive solutions for the Information Infrastructure and TSMC's technology allows us to deliver feature rich products with a significant value proposition for our customers," added Raza.

Rick Tsai, president of TSMC, commented, "RMI and TSMC have collaborated by combining our foundry process development and manufacturing capabilities with RMI's silicon design expertise to bring to market revolutionary products in the Enterprise and Access markets -- the XLR Thread Processor fabricated on TSMC's 90nm technology as well as the Orion Intelligent Access processor on the TSMC 130nm process."

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