Recognizing the need to cooperate more closely on nanometer design issues, such as signal integrity, dynamic and leakage power consumption, and manufacturability, industry leaders Applied Materials, ARM, Cadence and TSMC formed the Silicon Design Chain (SDC) Initiative. Combining their expertise, these companies have established a charter to drive programs designed to address the top issues facing their customers as they adopt advanced process technologies.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006