Peter Clarke, EETimes Europe(02/23/2009 6:20 AM EST) LONDON
— Luminary Micro Inc. (Austin, Texas) has declined to license ARM's 12,000 gate processor core for microcontrollers known as Cortex-M0.
Luminary was founded in 2004 and emerged in 2006 as the lead partner for ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) on its Cortex-M3 processor core for 32-bit microcontrollers. Luminary has gone on to produce a broad range of microncontrollers under the Stellaris brand and might have been expected to take an interest in the development of a more power-efficient MCU processor core by ARM.
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