Skylark - Microarchitectures - AppliedMicro
|Designer||AppliedMicro, Ampere Computing|
Skylark is AppliedMicro's successor to Shadowcat, a 16 nm ARM microarchitecture for servers. This microarcitecture was eventually acquired by Ampere Computing which has brought it to market.
Skylark was first announced at Hot Chips 26 in 2014 with the goal of samples starting around the end of 2015. In November of 2016, AppliedMicro was acquired by MACOM. Samples for Skylark-based processors were finally announced in March 2017. Later the year the architecture designs, team, and other assets were acquired by Ampere Computing which has finally brought the product to market in early 2018 with mass production planned for mid-2018.
Skylark is manufactured on TSMC's 16FF+ process.