0.13µm transition pays off for Aspex as parallel processor is halved in size and clocks 300MHz

May 2004
Electronics Weekly;5/26/2004, Issue 2148, p5
Trade Publication
A decision to move to 0.13µm processing has paid off for Aspex Semiconductor, with dramatic improvements in speed, area and power. Linedancer, a processor integrates 4,096 processors and at 200MHz, reaches 126 billion operations per second while consuming around 5W of power. Aspex signed a foundry deal for 0.13µm processing at Philips & Co. in March. Engineering samples are being shipped now, with production next month. Further devices being readied for tape-out include Linedancer-HD with 8,192 processors and Linedancer-II on 90nm.


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