ARM Teamed Up With GlobalFoundries To Bring Out A 20nm ChipIt looks like there is going to be a handicap match up against Intel Corp! The teams are gearing up; it’s the combination of ARM and Globalfoundries that are ready to take on Intel. Though, these two corporations are in no way involved in the rivalry (I swear), the announcements from the tag-team is sure to raise some questions and arrive at a speculative conclusion.

ARM Holdings PLC, the Cambridge based multinational company known for its offerings in processors and chipsets designs has teamed up with Globalfoundries, which ranks second globally among those companies that manufacture semiconductors. These two biggies have teamed up together with an aim to develop and produce one of the finest processors for the future

The agreement known as “System on a Chip” has been signed by both the companies and is believed that the contract will extend for several years. According to this agreement, ARM will supposedly design and develop chips that will be then sent to Globalfoundries for production, so that the outcome is a product of finesse.

One of the reasons that led to the company taking such decision is that, ARM does not possess an in-house foundry, where it can develop and manufacture its own chips (But Intel has). So, it is very much essential for the company to come up with some measures if it wants to sustain its name in the market.

One of the spokesperson from ARM’s IP division claims that this collaboration was important and will pave the way for the manufacturing of “System on a Chip” designs, which are very essential for the future markets. He also added that the manufacturers of tablets, Smartphone and computing software designers will be the ones to benefit the most from this power-efficient ARM and Graphics processors that will roll out as a part of this collaboration.

The agreement will also see the development of a 20 nanometer sized processor, based on FinFET transistor technology. This technology is developed on the basis of 3D transistor design and is expected to have a performance level of 40% higher than the chips prevailing now and is also expected to have doubled the gate density than the conventional 28nm processors. Now, that’s what we’re looking for!

Now comes the interesting part, sources reveal that this technology will roll out as a reply to one of Intel’s Ivy processors, which is based on Tri gate process. Measuring around 22 nanometers in size, this Ivy Chip processor from Intel have already begun to ship. But, on the other hand, the possible product from this alliance based on FinFET technology is expected to roll out only by the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015.