Intel Plans to Port Intel® Atom™ Processor Cores to TSMC’s Technology Platform

Intel Corp. and TSMC announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on addressing technology- platform, intellectual-property (IP) infrastructure, and system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. Under the MOU, Intel would port its Intel® Atom™ processor cores to the TSMC technology platform including processes, IP, libraries, and design flows. The collaboration is intended to expand the availability of the Intel Atom processor SoCs for a wider range of applications through integration with TSMC’s diverse IP infrastructure.

This MOU is an important step in a long-term strategic technology cooperation between Intel and TSMC. With this joint effort, Intel intends to significantly broaden the market opportunities for its Intel Atom processor SoCs while accelerating the deployment of the architecture through multiple SoC implementations. For its part, TSMC is extending its technology platform to serve the Intel Architecture market segments.