ARM Licenses Jazelle Software To SavaJe To Accelerate JAVA For Embedded And Handheld Devices
CAMBRIDGE, U.K, and CHELMSFORD, MA. - Nov. 6, 2001 - ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and SavaJe Technologies, today announced that SavaJe has licensed ARM® Jazelle[tm] software for incorporation in the SavaJe XE operating system. SavaJe XE is a new operating system optimized to run Java[tm] applications efficiently on embedded and handheld devices.
SavaJe has licensed both the Jazelle Technology Enabling Kit (JTEK) and the VMA Technology Kit (VTK) to provide accelerated Java performance on the SavaJe XE platform. The SavaJe XE operating system is the first, and currently only, operating system to run J2SE applications quickly and efficiently on portable devices, and supports many additional APIs, libraries and packages not supported by PersonalJava or J2ME. SavaJe XE is positioned as an ideal solution for OEMs that want to offer the best Java solution to their customers, and for enterprises and systems integrators looking for a fast, secure and easily implemented mobile Java platform.
"ARM Jazelle technology is establishing itself as a standard for hardware Java acceleration technology. We will use Jazelle technology in conjunction with our platform to further enhance SavaJe XE, a fast, powerful operating system for any Java technology-enabled device, from PDA to set-top box," said George Grey, CEO, SavaJe. "The Java platform is increasingly being adopted by businesses to power e-business, and deploying mobile e-business applications is the next big challenge faced by IT managers. SavaJe XE already runs Java applications between five and fifteen times faster than those running on commercially available Java Virtual Machines for existing operating systems. By combining Jazelle technology with SavaJe XE we will offer our customers the most powerful mobile Java platform in the industry."
This agreement is the first time Jazelle technology has been used for accelerating J2SE applications, and enables devices using the SavaJe XE platform to run high-performance, interactive Java technology applications, such as graphic-intensive games or home shopping or banking, with minimal power consumption. SavaJe XE has been designed to run on devices incorporating ARM cores, including the StrongARM® microprocessor and SavaJe plans to have products available using Jazelle technology in mid-2002.
"SavaJe XE has been designed to run Java applications 'natively', so devices using the combination of Jazelle technology and SavaJe XE offer significant performance advantages to the end users of J2SE, Personal Java and J2ME CDC applications," said Steve Evans, VP, Segment Marketing, ARM. "This agreement with SavaJe brings Jazelle technology to a new range of devices and applications, and shows the advantages in speed, size and power consumption that Jazelle technology can offer to both hardware and software designers."
ARM Jazelle technology enables devices to execute Java bytecodes directly, allowing developers of wireless and Internet-enabled devices to run high-performance Java technology applications up to ten times faster, while incurring minimal power and cost overheads. For more information on Jazelle technology, visit the ARM website at www.arm.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SavaJe Technologies
SavaJe Technologies has developed the world's first operating system that supports a full Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition for information appliances - smart phones, PDAs, set-top boxes, web-pads, game consoles and internet appliances - a market which is expected to grow from 34.8 million units today to over 100 million by 2004. SavaJe is a privately held company headquartered in Massachusetts, with offices in Chicago IL, Seattle WA, and Cambridge, UK. For more information call +1-978-251-2901 or visit www.savaje.com.
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-on-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, handheld computing, multimedia and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
ARM and StrongARM are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Jazelle is a trademark of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; and ARM France SAS.