taped out

taped out

The completion of the design of a chip. The next stage is to put it into production. The term comes from the early days when designs were transferred to the fabricator via magnetic tape.
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ARM taped out the first TSMC 16FFC test chip incorporating Cortex-A73 POP IP in early May 2016.
With more than 230 product designs taped out to its 0.13-micron processes and more than 100,000 0.13-micron wafers shipped to date, TSMC leads the industry in advanced technology volume production.