Samsung, Arm Tie up to Create Gen AI Chiplet Solution

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced that it will deliver the next-generation Arm® Cortex™-X CPU optimized on Samsung Foundry’s latest Gate-All-Around (GAA) process technology. This initiative is built on years of partnership with millions of devices shipped with Arm CPU intellectual property (IP) on various process nodes offered by Samsung Foundry.

This collaboration sets the stage for a series of announcements and planned innovation between Samsung and Arm. The companies have bold plans to reinvent 2-nanometer (nm) GAA for next-generation data center and infrastructure custom silicon. Additionally, they will deliver a groundbreaking AI chiplet solution that will revolutionize the future generative artificial intelligence (AI) mobile computing market.

“As we continue into the Gen AI era, we are excited to extend our partnership with Arm to deliver the next-generation Cortex-X CPU. This enables our mutual customers to create innovative products,” said Jongwook Kye, Executive Vice President and Head of Foundry Design Platform Development at Samsung Electronics. “Both Samsung and Arm have built a solid foundation from many years of collaboration. This unprecedented level of deep design technology co-optimization has resulted in a groundbreaking accomplishment; thus, providing access to the newest Cortex-CPU on the latest GAA process node.”

“Our longstanding collaboration with Samsung has delivered multi-generation, leading-edge innovation,” said Chris Bergey, SVP and GM, Client Business at Arm Inc. “Optimizing Cortex-X and Cortex-A processors on the latest Samsung process node underscores our shared vision to redefine what’s possible in mobile computing. We look forward to continuing to push boundaries to meet the relentless performance and efficiency demands of the AI era.”

In 2022, Samsung announced its initial production of 3nm Multi-Bridge-Channel FET (MBCFET™), based on its GAA technology. Mainly, GAA technology allows further device scaling beyond the FinFET generation. Accordingly, it improves power efficiency with reduced supply voltage level and enhances performance with higher drive current capability. Specifically, the GAA implementation approach with nanosheets structure delivers maximum design flexibility and scalability.

Designed with Samsung’s next-generation GAA process node, Arm delivered the optimized newest Cortex-X CPU with additional performance and efficiency improvements to take the user experience to the next level.

Further, with continuous pressure to have products delivered on time, it is paramount to ensure first-time-right silicon with the most competitive power, performance and area (PPA) attributes. Design and manufacturing can no longer be optimized separately. From the very beginning, both the companies’ teams embraced design-technology co-optimization (DTCO). Specifically, this has been a critical factor to maximize the PPA benefits for both the next-generation Cortex-X CPU design architecture and GAA process technology.

Specifically, generative AI is a key growth driver for a new wave of products that offer a superior user experience. Through this collaboration, they are accelerating access to the optimized implementation of the next-generation Cortex-X CPU on Samsung’s latest GAA process technology. Accordingly, it enables the next generation of product innovations with industry-leading performance.