Last month ARM signed a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce 20nm ARMv8 processors. Hopefully TSMC isn't a jealous partner, because ARM just signed another deal with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to produce 20nm ARM SoC's (system on a chip). With this agreement comes a start to a new platform from ARM under the name of the Artisan Physical IP. The platform will include things such as memory compilers and cell libraries. Basically, it's a platform that'll provide more performance with less power-usage.
Simon Segars, who is the executive vice president and general manager of the Processor and Physical IP Divisions at ARM, said:
Read the announcement here.