- Apr 21, 2017
Was it 22FDX?Oh, I guess it wasn't all that well known then. I'm totally serious about what it is, and it didn't tape-out on 14nm but rather a different node.
Aaaand that's my input on K12 done for the day
What they're doing with the licensed cores seems like it's a sound way to inch into the acorn risc market. A custom core wouldn't have that many performance advantages over an already pretty good core, and they'd have to sink a lot of resources into validation, for no real extra return.
Being able to extend K12 is a good option though if this becomes a much larger part of their overall sales. Or, they could use it as a starting point for other risc architectures (eg, a custom risc-v core)).