CAMBRIDGE, UK and TOKYO, JAPAN -- July 22, 2002 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq:
ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor
solutions, and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6703), one of the leading
SoC (System-on-Chip) providers in Japan, today announced that Oki has licensed
the ARM966E-S™ microprocessor core and the VFP9-S™ vector floating-point
Using ARM® technology, Oki will target automotive applications, where
ARM's low power and high-performance microprocessor cores deliver powerful
processing capability in functions such as telematics, power train control,
body control and anti-lock braking systems. The ARM966E-S core offers a low-cost
solution, while still maintaining high performance and low-power consumption.
The core features tightly coupled memory (TCM) interfaces, supporting connection
to memories with and without wait states, like Flash or SRAM memory. The
TCM interfaces connect the core directly to the TCMs enabling deterministic
real-time performance. The ARM966E-S core supports a number of real time
operating systems (RTOSs) and developers are able to construct efficient debugging
environments by connecting to the on-chip ARM ETM9™ Embedded Trace Macrocell.
These features enable developers to create robust systems quickly and efficiently,
and move them to market in record time.
Oki is planning to develop and market a Microcontroller Unit (MCU) designed
around the ARM966E-S core, the VFP9-S vector floating-point coproccesor and
ETM9 solution for automotive applications.
"ARM microprocessors are rapidly becoming an industry standard and with
the addition of the ARM966E-S core and the VFP9-S coprocessor, we are able
to enhance our product offerings and accelerate SoC business," said Katsuhiko
Sano, president of the Silicon Solutions Company at Oki Electric. "SoC is
one of Oki's one of top business priorities, and ARM microprocessors are
an integral part of the business strategy."
"Japan has a long-established reputation in the automotive market built
on its ability to keep up with industry trends and maintain innovation in
line with the rest of the world's players," said Takio Ishikawa, president,
ARM KK. "ARM has cemented a strong position in the automotive industry with
a number of Partners already shipping ARM7™ family and ARM9™ family-based
products. ARM technology, combined with Oki's expertise in this area, will
offer systems developers flexibility and design and support resources enabling
them to build market-leading products."
Oki will ship the first products in the second quarter of 2003.
About Oki Electric
Founded more than a century ago in 1881, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
is Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer, headquartered in Tokyo,
Japan. With more than 23,000 employees worldwide, Oki Electric provides customers
with top-quality products, technologies and solutions for telecommunication
systems, information systems and electronic devices through its corporate
vision, "Oki, Network Solutions for a Global Society." Information on Oki
Electric and its products is available through its Web site at www.oki.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-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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