April 24, 2008
What: China Mobile launched its first batch of ARM926EJ-S™ processor-based TD-SCDMA handsets on April 1, 2008 at China’s first 3G service commercial trial covering eight cities. Priced between RMB 2,000 and 3,800, these ARM Powered® handsets are made by in China by six manufacturers, including local and international companies such as Hisense, ZTE, Samsung and LG. During the trial, more than 20,000 users will be able to experience 3G services enabled by TD-SCDMA technology with the help of China Mobile, facilitating the commercialization of China’s 3G standard.
Why: Almost every 3G handset shipped today, including TD-SCDMA handsets, is powered by at least one ARM® processor and supported by a strong network of ARM Connected Community™ Partners. ARM’s unique IP licensing business model and the well-established ecosystem has enabled its Partners, especially software and system application developers, to speed up their design and manufacture processes, enabling faster delivery of handsets, software, applications and content services for the next-generation communication experience. Featuring high performance and low-power consumption, the ARM926EJ-S processor is an ideal choice for enhanced performance of Java and multimedia applications.
Who: 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, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and 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.