August 1, 2012 -- ARM and Cavium, Inc. have announced that Cavium is an architecture licensee for the ARMv8 architecture.
The ARMv8 architecture is the first ARM architecture that includes 64-bit execution, enabling processors based on the architecture to combine 64-bit execution with 32-bit execution. One of the key focuses in developing this version of the ARM instruction set was to bring the energy-efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing.
"Cavium will leverage its experience and IP in high-performance multicore processors and software to address the new requirements in the cloud and data-center market," said Syed Ali, President and CEO, Cavium. "The adoption of the ARMv8 architecture combined with ARM's extensive software ecosystem will enable us to extend the reach of our high-performance multicore SOCs to new customers and applications.”
ARM licenses processor IP under a flexible licensing model, enabling highly integrated solutions for a variety of applications ranging from battery-based mobile devices through to data center platforms, and every application in between.
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