Global UniChip Licenses ARM7TDMI Core
CAMBRIDGE, UK and TAIPEI, Taiwan - Jan.2, 2001 - ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and Global UniChip Corporation today announced that Global Unichip has licensed the ARM7TDMI® microprocessor core for use in system-on-chip (SoC) devices for a wide range of embedded applications including wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions. The first ARM Powered[tm] devices from Global UniChip will be available Q1 2001.
"The ARM® architecture continues to gain acceptance in Taiwan, through our Global Technology Network," said Reynette Au, vice president of Corporate Marketing for ARM. "This agreement with Global UniChip will help drive momentum for ARM technology through Asia."
"A high-performance, low-power processor plays a critical role in SoC designs, which is why Global Unichip has licensed the industry-proven ARM architecture," said K. C. Shih, chairman and CEO of Global UniChip. "As a member of the ARM partnership, Global UniChip will be able to provide worldwide customers with ARM core-based SoC solutions."
About Global Unichip
Global UniChip Corp. is Taiwan's first professional developer of Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP), as well as a leading provider of SoC design services. The company's business includes IP licensing, SoC design service, and SoC turnkey service. More information on Global UniChip is available on www.globalunichip.com.
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ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.