The first-generation 96-core processor project has been sent to MPW manufacturer

 

Photo: TSMC

 

The first-generation 96-core processor project has been sent to get manufactured using MPW. VLSIs are going to be manufactured at TSMC semiconductor foundry (Taiwan) using 28 nanometer TSMC HPCPlus (high-performance computing) technological process. MALT-C 9Mb96G is the first MALT-C chip which will be manufactured “in silicon”. The processor contains 9 general-purpose RISC cores and 96 specialized processor elements integrated into 3 SIMD clusters, 32 elements each.

 

Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) - microelectronic production option where various integral circuits developed by different teams are manufactured on a semiconductor plate simultaneously. Semiconductor manufacturing has a high cost, especially photomask production. Thus, the ability of sharing photomasks and plates enables to make small series production of tiny devices cheaper, splitting the cost between dozens of customers.

 

MALT-C - a microprocessor family for computationally complex cryptographic transformations with utmost energy efficiency developed in Russia.