A 32b 4-way SIMD dual-issue synergistic processor element of a CELL processor is developed with 20.9 million transistors in 14.8mm2 using a 90nm SOI technology. CMOS static gates implement the majority of the logic. Dynamic circuits are used in critical areas, occupying 19% of the nonSRAM area. ISA, microarchitecture and physical implementation are tightly coupled to achieve a compact and power efficient design. Correct operation has been observed up to 5.6GHz at 1.4V supply and 56°C.