Motorola's development on ARM11 core family enables high performance, low power, next-generation wireless devices
AUSTIN, TX AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Oct. 15, 2003 – Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector, the world's leading producer of embedded processors, and ARM, [(LSE:ARM);(Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced at the Microprocessor Forum, in San Jose, Calif., an extension to their strategic partnership with a new licensing agreement. Motorola has licensed the ARM1136J-S™ core and the ARM1136JF-S™ core to create innovative, high-performance, ARM1136™ core-based, feature-rich wireless devices. The ARM1136 cores are designed to meet high-performance demands of next-generation devices such as smartphones and PDAs.
Motorola continues to license and incorporate ARM technology into its wireless product portfolio. Motorola will be presenting its next-generation Innovative Convergence™ Platform architecture featuring the ARM11™ core family at the Microprocessor Forum.
"Motorola is changing the rules for cellular platform development, meeting the demands of next-generation mobile multimedia devices enabling optimal performance and low-power consumption," said Omid Tahernia, vice president and director, Wireless and Mobile Systems Group, Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector. "This announcement illustrates ARM's support for our multimode, multifrequency roadmap for a new category of mobile products."
"Motorola's latest licensing agreement with ARM demonstrates the continuing momentum of the ARM11 core family in the industry," said John Rayfield, VP, US Marketing, ARM. "Our strategic relationship enables ARM to provide Motorola with the latest, most innovative microprocessor core technology for their leading-edge products while in turn, driving momentum for the ARM architecture in the wireless space."
The ARM1136J-S and the ARM1136FJ-S microprocessor cores feature a combination of high performance, low power, small size, high code density and powerful instruction set architecture to target next-generation, high-volume products across a broad range of market applications. These cores are designed to meet the low power needs of battery-powered and high-density embedded applications and feature ARM Jazelle® technology for Java® acceleration and ARM Thumb® instruction set, ensuring that ARM11 core family-based solutions are ideally positioned for innovative applications in networking, wireless, automotive and consumer entertainment.
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 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.
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ARM, Thumb and Jazelle are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM11, ARM1136, ARM1136J-S, and ARM1136FJ-S are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; and ARM Belgium N.V.