Combination of ARM core plus development tools put ARM at heart of wireless technology in China
CAMBRIDGE, UK – Sept. 16, 2003 – ARM, [(LSE: ARM) (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, and Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group, one of the pioneers of China's maturing telecommunications industry, today announced that Datang has licensed the ARM946E™ microprocessor core. The SCDMA baseband signal processor chip based on the ARM946E core developed by Datang will come out in the first quarter next year and is the first wireless baseband signal processor chip with self-owned intellectual property in China.
"Datang's aim is to develop powerful, media rich telecommunication devices for the Chinese market, which will propel SCDMA devices to the forefront of wireless technology not only in China, but worldwide," said Yanhui Yang, vice president, Datang. "Licensing the ARM946E core through the ARM® Foundry Program gives us access to the advanced ARM microprocessor technology, which in turn will put advanced wireless applications into the hands of Chinese consumers."
As part of the agreement, Datang has also licensed the ARM Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETM9™) solution for advanced system-on-chip (SoC) debug. The ETM9 solution will enable Datang to quickly and cost-effectively debug their ARM946E core-based solutions.
"ARM technology has already been proven to be the preferred microprocessor solution in existing GSM, CDMA, and other wireless networks where high performance at a low cost is key," said Jun Tan, president, ARM China. "As more networks migrate to data rich 3G services, ARM will provide real time high-performance cores for basebands, such as the ARM946E core, and a high-performance application processor like the ARM926EJ-S™ core, which will enable a new breed of advanced multimedia devices. This agreement between Datang and ARM places ARM at the heart of wireless technology in China."
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 (SoC) 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
About Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd.
Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd., was founded in 1993 as a venture between the China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (CATT) and a number of government-backed research and development institutes, creating a telecommunication-focused group with more than seven thousand employees. As one of the leaders of Chinese maturing telecommunication industry, Datang is both a promising and prosperous telecommunication equipment manufacturer with a large coverage of product lines as well as one of the major telecom manufacturers with self-owned intellectual property rights. Datang's products are adopted in over 30 provinces in China. Datang also exploits actively overseas markets. By now, Datang has exported products to Mid-Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and America.
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