CAMBRIDGE, UK – Dec. 23, 2003, 2004 – ARM [(LSE: ARM) (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced that the School of Microelectronics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has licensed the ARM922T™ core for advanced SoC research. As the second Chinese university to license an ARM® core under the ARM University Program, the agreement demonstrates ARM’s continued commitment to advancement of electronics research in China .
SJTU is the leading Chinese university for advanced SoC research and is responsible for designing the first Chinese owned digital signal processor (DSP), the HYSIS-No 1. Coupled with a full development platform, the DSP core can support the most advanced technology in designing complex SoCs. With this agreement, SJTU is now able to conduct advanced SoC design research to help increase the competitiveness of HISYS in the IC industry of China .
“By licensing the ARM922T core, the postgraduates and local IC engineers registered at the School of Microelectronics have access to a core with high-performance, memory management unit (MMU) which is ideal for HDTV, DTV and consumer electronics SoC research and development,” said Prof Jin Chen, director of School of Microelectronics at SJTU. “Working within the ARM University Program will not only enable us to further the education of the next generation of Chinese developers, but also help contribute to the growth of the Chinese microprocessor market.”
“As China increases its presence in the advanced electronics market, it is critical that developers have access to leading development and software support,” said Jun Tan, president of ARM China . “Through the ARM University Program, SJTU has the ability to conduct advanced research with the same ARM development cores and tools used in today’s commercial market.”
The ARM University Program was established to encourage the use of ARM processors as teaching aids in universities and other higher education establishments. The University courses focus on SoC design, computer architecture, embedded systems development or general programming that can benefit from using ARM IP and development systems. For more information regarding ARM University Program, please visit http://www.arm.com/community/academy/university.html.
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 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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