ARM technology facilitates Toshiba’s SoC business in the digital consumer and mobile phone markets
TOKYO, JAPAN AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Oct. 25, 2005 – Toshiba Corporation and ARM [(LSE: ARM; (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that Toshiba has licensed the ARM1176JZF-S™ processor. Toshiba will use the processor to develop SoCs for advanced digital consumer electronics products and mobile phones, with first SoCs being introduced around the end of 2006.
The high-performance ARM1176JZF-S processor, which is capable of performance in excess of 550 MHz in current 90nm process technologies, features a vector floating-point unit that accelerates 3D graphics, and is the first to incorporate ARM® TrustZone® security technology, which prevents unauthorized access to personal information and other sensitive data stored in the built-in memory. TrustZone technology facilitates the development of portable security solutions that are compatible with different operating systems. The ARM1176JZF-S processor also utilizes ARM Intelligent Energy Manager (IEM) technology, which reduces power consumption by dynamically adjusting clock frequency and supplied voltage according to the processing requirements of the software running on it. IEM technology reduces power consumption in the processor by as much as 70 percent, enabling devices to run feature-rich applications without sacrificing battery life.
“ARM continues to be a strategic partner of Toshiba,” said Yutaka Murao, general manager of Telecommunication & Custom LSI, System LSI Division I at Toshiba's Semiconductor Company. “The superb performance, high security, and low-power consumption of the ARM11™ family processors reinforce Toshiba’s development of SoCs for innovative digital consumer electronics products and mobile phones.”
“Industry adoption of the ARM11 family continues to accelerate in Japan,” said Takafumi Nishijima, president of ARM KK. “Toshiba’s selection of the ARM high performance, low-power consumption solution will further expand the presence of ARM in key markets such as consumer digital electronics and mobile devices.”
The ARM1176JZF-S processor has been widely adopted for demanding mobile and consumer applications, due to its high-end performance, energy economy and rich feature set. Toshiba’s licensing of the ARM1176JZF-S processor follows last year’s successful implementation of ARM1136J-S™ processor to meet a wide range of customer needs.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation is a leader in the development and manufacture of electronic devices and components, information and communication systems, digital consumer products and power systems. The company’s ability to integrate wide-ranging capabilities, from hardware to software and services, assure its position as an innovator in diverse fields and many businesses. In semiconductors, Toshiba continues to promote its leadership in the fast growing system-on-chip market and to build on its world-class position in NAND flash memories, analog devices and discrete devices. Visit Toshiba’s website at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.