Intel in manufacturing agreement with Panasonic

PC chip vendor Intel has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Panasonic System LSI Business Division.

Intel’s custom foundry business will manufacture future Panasonic system-on-chips (SoCs) using Intel’s 14nm Tri-Gate low-power manufacturing process that is important to develop the next- generation SoCs.

Panasonic’s SoCs will target audio visual-based equipment markets.

Yoshifumi Okamoto, director, Panasonic Corporation SLSI Business Division, said: “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 14nm low-power process technology, which includes second generation of Tri-Gate transistors, is optimized for low-power applications that enable Panasonic’s SoCs to achieve better performance and functionality at lower power levels than was possible with planar transistors.

Sunit Rikhi, vice president and general manager, Intel Custom Foundry, said: “We will work hard to deliver the value of power-efficient performance of our 14nm LP process to Panasonic’s next-generation SoCs.”

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