CAMBRIDGE, UK and TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Apr. 22, 2002 – ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, and ICP Electronics Inc., one of the world's leading industrial computer and network attached storage providers from Taiwan, today announced that ICP has licensed the ARM922T™ microprocessor core for use in its range of system-on-chips (SoCs) aimed at industrial applications.
In the short time since its formation in 1997, ICP Electronics Inc., has become one of the world's major designers and manufacturers of computers and associated products for industrial applications such as factory automation, computer telephony integration, networking appliance, communication base station, and security systems. ICP has also forged a reputation as a successful system design house, and will be using the ARM922T microprocessor core within customized SoCs to be designed in-house. ARM and ICP will work together to develop SoCs based on the ARM922T microprocessor core and these are expected to be available by the end of 2002.
"The fact that ICP has licensed ARM® technology demonstrates the advantages that our designs can bring to any area where low power and high performance are key," said Philip Lu, president, ARM Taiwan. "ICP's use of the ARM922T microprocessor core shows that ARM's microprocessor technology is ideally suited to the industrial market, and its versatility enables it to be applied to a wide range of digital applications."
"With its low-power, high-performance, low-cost and small footprint architecture, ARM's technology has an important role to play in industrial computing," said Jack Lin, VP of SoC Design Centre, ICP Electronics. "The ARM architecture is already incorporated in applications such as car braking systems where reliability is key, which shows its suitability for many industrial systems. By utilizing the advantages of the ARM architecture we hope to bring industrial computing to low power, mobile devices."
About ICP Electronics Inc.
Since its inception in 1997, IEI has focused on bringing top quality products at highly competitive prices to the market. This policy coupled with excellent marketing and customer support has helped make IEI the top Industrial Computer manufacturer in Taiwan, with annual revenue fast approaching US$100 Million.
With a high percentage of the over 500 employees worldwide being in Research and Development, IEI prides itself on its capabilities to provide top quality IT solutions that suit the markets requirements. State-of-the-art manufacturing processes and factories across Taiwan and Mainland China ensure that sales channels in almost 100 countries globally are supplied with the best possible products – one of the reasons why IEI was awarded ISO9001 certification.
About ARM - ends -
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 a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.
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