ARMv8 architecture includes 64-bit execution
UK based semiconductor and software design firm ARM has announced integrated semiconductor products company Cavium as an architecture licensee for the ARMv8 architecture.
The ARMv8 architecture includes 64-bit execution that enables processors based on the architecture to combine 64-bit execution with 32-bit execution.
With the development of the ARM instruction set, the UK semiconductor firm aims to bring the energy-efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing.
ARM CEO Warren East said with this relationship the company broadens the range of ARM processor-based applications.
"With this architecture license, Cavium will bring innovation through highly optimised 64-bit custom cores and SoC implementations to deliver disruptive solutions for the cloud and datacentre market," East said.
Cavium president and CEO Syed Ali said the company will leverage its experience and IP in high-performance multicore processors and software to address the new requirements in the cloud and datacentre market.
""The adoption of the ARMv8 architecture combined with ARM’s extensive software ecosystem will enable us to extend the reach of our innovative, high performance multicore SoCs to new customers and applications," Ali said.