Atmel Chooses ARM Technology For Next-Generation 32-Bit Secure Systems
CAMBRIDGE, UK and SAN JOSE, CA, USA, Dec 13, 2000 -- ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML) today announced that Atmel has licensed ARM's SecurCore[tm] technology (ARM Launches First 32-bit RISC Processor for Smart Cards - Oct. 24, 2000) for high-performance, low-power 32-bit secure chip solutions.
"We welcome the introduction of the ARM® SecurCore processor and tools technology," said Lucien Brau, vice president, Smart Card IC Business Division. "Atmel is recognized as a world leader in secure smart card design and manufacture, and it is fitting that we should be the first company to adopt ARM's new approach to smart card security and high-performance 32-bit processing."
"ARM is committed to the security/smart card market, as evidenced by the recent opening of our eCommerce Design Center in Sophia Antipolis," said Steve Evans, vice president, Segment Marketing , ARM. "Our new SecurCore technology, which provides excellent Java Card performance and supplements our innovative architecture with application specific enhancements to meet the security needs of the industry, such as Java Card support, will enable industry leaders like Atmel to rapidly meet the needs of the growing secure market."
For more information on the ARM SecurCore family, visit the ARM website
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