SANYO Licenses Java-Enabled ARM Microprocessor Core for Portable Appliances; First ARM Partner in Japan to License ARM926EJ-S Core
CAMBRIDGE, England and TOKYO, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ARM (LSE: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMHY), the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, and SANYO, today announced that SANYO has licensed the ARM926EJ-S(TM) microprocessor core for use in portable appliances such as digital cameras, PDAs and digital audio applications. SANYO is the first ARM Partner in Japan to license the ARM® Jazelle(TM) technology- enabled microprocessor. This license will enable SANYO to reinforce its presence in the embedded market and to extend its intellectual property (IP) offering, which includes the previously licensed ARM7TDMI® core and ARM7TDMI-S(TM) core.
The ARM926EJ-S soft macrocell is a fully synthesizable, high-performance 32-bit RISC processor comprising the Jazelle technology-enhanced processor core, instruction and data caches, tightly coupled memory (TCM) interfaces, memory management unit (MMU), and separate instruction and data AMBA(TM) bus-based AHB (Advanced High-performance Bus) interfaces.
``The rapid growth in the development of the Internet has resulted in strong interest in SANYO's Java-compatible microprocessors,'' said Toru Akiyama, Division general manager, SANYO Semiconductor Company's System LSI Division. ``We anticipate that integrating the Java-compatible ARM9(TM) family core technology will serve as a springboard for new business growth in SANYO's micro-controller business.''
``ARM's Jazelle technology provides companies like SANYO, a leader in multimedia and mobile communications, with an unparalleled combination of Java performance with minimal costs and power consumption,'' said Reynette Au, VP, Corporate Marketing, ARM. ``SANYO's decision to incorporate the Jazelle technology-based ARM926EJ-S core into their next-generation portable appliances will enable them to quickly and efficiently develop leading-edge products for a wide range of consumer electronic applications.''
The ARM926EJ-S core is one of the first Jazelle technology-enabled CPUs introduced by ARM. Jazelle technology delivers an unparalleled combination of Java technology performance and the world's leading 32-bit embedded RISC architecture, giving platform developers the freedom to run Java technology- based applications alongside established OS, middleware and application code on a single processor. This single-processor solution offers higher performance, lower system cost and lower power than coprocessors and dual- processor Java technology-based solutions.
SANYO will offer advanced SoC devices using ARM926EJ-S in Q2 2002.
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 the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, handheld computing, multimedia, digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
About SANYO Semiconductor Company
The SANYO Semiconductor Company is one of the five principle companies of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. The Company offers semiconductor devices, flat panel displays and system solutions for leading applications in the electronic industry such as mobile communications equipment, PC/PC related products and analog/digital AV equipment. As for manufacturing fabs, there are three wafer fabs and five assembly facilities in Japan and six assembly plants in the Asia-Pacific region. Sales bases of the Company are located in North America, Europe, Asia and Japan.
In the fiscal year 2000 (ending March 31, 2001) the Company achieved 407.5 billion yen sales with approximately 15,000 employees including its subsidiaries. Further information is available at http://www.semic.sanyo.co.jp/index_e.htm
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