GlobalFoundries (AMD spin-off) to make 28nm ARM Cortex A9 designs

Posted by Charbax – April 14, 2010
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AMD spin-off called GlobalFoundries is looking to make one of the fastest ARM Cortex A9 implementations as a 28nm process size, using High-K Metal Gate instead of the Silicon Dioxide Gate of previous processors. This allows for smaller and even faster processors.

The implementation of high-κ gate dielectrics is one of several strategies developed to allow further miniaturization of microelectronic components, colloquially referred to as extending Moore's Law.

My question would be like this: Does this basically mean that AMD investors are investing heavily in designing ARM processors instead of X86?

AMD spin-off is going ARM, Nvidia is going ARM, VIA is going ARM, that may leave Intel a bit alone with the X86.

Source: brightsideofnews.com

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