Samsung Expected to Unleash 10nm ARM Ananke-Based Chipset Next Year
Back in April, an alleged roadmap detailing ARM’s upcoming Cortex-A cores emerged online. The roadmap revealed the company’s plan to release a total of five CPU cores for all market ranges, sometime in the future.
ARM apparently codenamed the new Cortex-A cores based on the Greek mythology, and one of the cores that is set to replace part of the A53 and 32-bit A17 segments is known as “Ananke.” The core in question was designed for the “entry to mid-range market” and comes hand in hand with the big.LITTLE architecture.
However, the roadmap made no mention of what manufacturing process is being used to design Ananke.
Now, new reports have surfaced claiming that Samsung’s upcoming SoC equipped with Ananke cores will be built on a 10nm process. So we can expect lower energy requirements and higher efficiency compared to A53 cores.
According to the source, the chipset will be available for sampling starting next year, but there’s no word on when exactly it will hit the market for consumer use.
The source further claims that ARM is already planning for an Anake successor, codenamed Aura, which will probably be ready sometime in 2017.
We’ll keep you posted as soon as more details emerge. Stay tuned!