New agreement further strengthens ARM's presence in the communications market - Broadcom to incorporate the ARM926EJ-S core into next-generation products
CAMBRIDGE, UK – May 7, 2002 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced at N+I, Las Vegas, NV, that Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, has licensed the ARM7TDMI-S™ core and the ARM926EJ-S™ core for use in future integrated circuits.
The licensing agreement significantly builds upon ARM's presence in the networking and broadband sectors where Broadcom is a recognized market leader.
"ARM has impressive industry support and we see significant benefits to certain of our customers for ARM core-based communications solutions," said Dr. Henry Samueli, CTO of Broadcom Corporation. "Incorporating the ARM® architecture into our portfolio of system-on-a-chip technology will enable us to continue to develop innovative, highly advanced and cost-effective semiconductor solutions for our partners."
"Broadcom brings a new level of expertise to the ARM Partnership network," said Warren East, CEO, ARM. "The combination of our industry-leading technology with Broadcom's experience in networking provides communications developers worldwide with a new level of innovative, high-performance solutions for their next-generation products."
The ARM926EJ-S processor core incorporates ARM's Jazelle™ technology that accelerates Java execution by up to 10 times compared to a fully software-based JVM. The fully-synthesizable ARM core also features a memory management unit (MMU) required for running platform Operating Systems like Windows CE, Symbian OS, and Linux. The core also has many power-saving features, flexible size caches and tightly coupled memories (TCMs), and separate instruction and data integrated AMBA® 2.0 AHB interfaces, which can enable high-performance multi-layer AHB support.
Broadcom's license confirms the ARM7TDMI-S processor core's position as the industry leader with regards to size, power efficiency, and performance.
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-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.
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