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Huawei first to preview its 7nm phone SoC – the HiSilicon Kirin 980

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The starting point is RTL supplied directly from Arm or created in-house.

A set of libs are chosen for a specific foundary tech (cells + memories etc) and the RTL is used to synthesize a netlist which is then floorplanned and place 'n' routed. (Various steps required to achieve this.)

You need to know what you are doing to achieve perf, power and area targets.

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