Relationship Broadens ARC’s Presence in Japan’s Consumer Electronics Market
San Jose, CA., August 11, 2003
– ARC International (LSE: ARK), a world leader in user-customizable processors, silicon peripheral IP, real-time operating system and development tools for embedded system design, announced today that Sony Semiconductor Kyusyu Corporation had licensed the patented ARCtangent processor with DSP extensions, because it delivers more computational power than a stand alone RISC processor, but draws less power than other combined RISC/DSP implementations.
“Sony Semiconductor Kyushu is a recognized leader in developing technologies that push the technical envelope,” said Mike Gulett, president and CEO of ARC International. “Its consumer electronics products consistently provide users with new and innovative features. We are pleased they selected the ARCtangent technology for integration into next-generation consumer electronics.”
The ARCtangent processor, with optional DSP extensions, addresses the performance requirements of demanding DSP applications. It can also handle the increasing amount of RISC processing now required in DSP applications. The DSP extensions add multiply-accumulate functions to the ARCtangent to deliver more computational power. In addition to these extension instructions, the available XY memory significantly increases data throughput. These features permit the ARCtangent to address more complex DSP applications than typical RISC/DSP cores, while maintaining all of the RISC functionality.
ARC International is a world leader in SoC and embedded software design and development minimizing risk for customers developing next-generation wireless, networking, industrial control, storage and consumer electronics products. ARC introduced the industry’s first user-customizable 32-bit RISC/DSP processor core, the industry's first USB Hi-Speed On-The-Go IP and today supplies turnkey embedded solutions that combine a real-time operating system, development tools and peripheral hardware and software that enable developers to better design optimization and performance. ARC provides a single source for the major SoC and embedded software building blocks reducing the number of suppliers, reducing cost, reducing risk and reducing time-to-market.
ARC International employs approximately 200 people in research and development, sales and marketing offices across North America, Europe and Asia. Full details of the company’s locations and other information are available on the company’s website, http://www.arc.com
. ARC International is listed on the London Stock Exchange as ARC International plc (LSE: ARK).