Intel’s Custom Foundry Will Manufacture Future Panasonic System-on-Chips Using Intel’s 14nm Low-Power Process

  Intel’s Custom Foundry Will Manufacture Future Panasonic System-on-Chips
  Using Intel’s 14nm Low-Power Process

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- July 7, 2014

Intel Corporation today announced that it has entered into a manufacturing
agreement with Panasonic Corporation’s System LSI Business Division. Intel’s
custom foundry business will manufacture future Panasonic system-on-chips
(SoCs) using Intel’s 14nm low-power manufacturing process.

Panasonic’s next-generation SoCs will target audio visual-based equipment
markets, and will enable higher levels of performance, power and viewing
experience for consumers.

“Intel’s 14nm Tri-Gate process technology is very important to develop the
next- generation SoCs,” said Yoshifumi Okamoto, director, Panasonic
Corporation SLSI Business Division. “We will deliver highly improved
performance and power advantages with next-generation SoCs by leveraging
Intel’s 14nm Tri-Gate process technology through our collaboration.”

Intel’s leading-edge 14nm low-power process technology, which includes the
second generation of Tri-Gate transistors, is optimized for low-power
applications. This will enable Panasonic’s SoCs to achieve high levels of
performance and functionality at lower power levels than was possible with
planar transistors.

“We look forward to collaborating with the Panasonic SLSI Business Division,”
said Sunit Rikhi, vice president and general manager, Intel Custom Foundry.
“We will work hard to deliver the value of power-efficient performance of our
14nm LP process to Panasonic’s next-generation SoCs. This agreement with
Panasonic is an important step in the buildup of Intel’s foundry business.”

Five other semiconductor companies have announced agreements with Intel’s
custom foundry business, including Altera, Achronix Semiconductor, Tabula,
Netronome and Microsemi.

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