MWC 09: ARM reveals 32nm processor

ARM, the company behind the processors used in many mobile devices, has announced a 32nm chip, just one week after Intel did the same.

The Cortex' processor is based on IBM's high-k metal-gate technology, which has enabled the company to shrink the manufacturing process down to fit more transistors onto the die. This increases performance, while reducing power consumption and heat output, which should lead to more powerful mobile devices with longer battery life.

ARM said it has been working with IBM on the chip for the past nine months and it expects full production to start in 2010.

A test chip is on show at the Mobile World Congress, which is currently running in Barcelona.

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Benny Har-Even is a twenty-year stalwart of technology journalism who is passionate about all areas of the industry, but telecoms and mobile and home entertainment are among his chief interests. He has written for many of the leading tech publications in the UK, such as PC Pro and Wired, and previously held the position of technology editor at ITPro before regularly contributing as a freelancer.

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