ARM Expands Foundry Program ARM Adds ARM946E and ARM1022E Microprocessor Cores to its Foundry Offerings
CAMBRIDGE, UK - September 5, 2001 - ARM [(LSE:ARM);(Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor technology, today announced at the Embedded Systems Conference, Boston, that it has expanded the microprocessor cores available through the ARM Foundry Program with the addition of the ARM946E[tm] and ARM1022E[tm] solutions to the Program's offerings.
By adding these two cores to its Foundry Program, ARM is able to offer OEMs a new level of choice and support when designing ARM® core-based devices for a wide range of applications.
"ARM provides the broadest and most comprehensive partner network in the industry. This network consist of industry leaders in silicon and systems manufacturing, application software, development tools, operating systems, foundries and design houses," said Antonio Viana, director, Foundry Program, ARM. "It is important that every one of these partners is able to easily and efficiently gain access to our proven technology, enabling them to build better ARM Powered® products. ARM is committed to supporting this constantly growing network of Partners while also strengthening the ARM technology services and design expertise available to developers worldwide."
About the ARM Foundry Program
The ARM Foundry Program is an innovative business model that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in emerging markets to gain access to ARM processor technology for use in the design and manufacture of advanced system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. ARM now offers the ARM7TDMI®, ARM922T[tm], ARM946E and ARM1022E cores through the Foundry Program.
The Foundry Program offers a flexible partnership model that accelerates the time-to-market for ARM core-based designs and enables OEMs, which do not have access to fabrication facilities, to work directly with an approved ARM semiconductor foundry. Unlike a traditional ARM license, where a licensee gains both manufacturing and design rights, the ARM Foundry Program builds a three-way partnership between ARM, an approved silicon foundry, and an OEM.
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 the 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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