Qualcomm tapes out 45-nm chip

Mutschler, Ann Steffora
August 2007
Electronic News;8/16/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 32, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports that San Diego, California-based Qualcomm Inc. has taped out its first 45-nanometer chip on a low power-optimized manufacturing process on August 6, 2007. According to the company, the technology is designed to allow competitive performance and significant cost efficiency. Qualcomm uses an integrated fabless manufacturing business model that allows close collaboration with strategic technology and foundry partners, aimed at greater efficiencies and accelerated technology advancement to the industry.


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