NSW Joins ARM Technology Access Program Japanese membership increased to four which expands total design service capability within the ATAP program
CAMBRIDGE, UK and TOKYO, JAPAN – January 23, 2002 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, and NIPPON SYSTEMWARE CO., LTD., (NSW) today announced that NSW has joined ATAP™, the ARM technology access program. With this agreement, NSW will provide system logic design services, both to ARM's silicon Partners and system companies embedding ARM® CPUs in electronic products, in the areas of information technology, intelligent home appliances, and car electronics where the market is expected to grow rapidly.
With the addition of NSW to the ATAP program, the number of participants in Japan grows to four, further enhancing ARM design services in Japan. This also demonstrates the increasing demand of total solution services including hardware and software of ARM core-based system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
"NSW offers the total solution service for ARM technology-based solutions, integrating software development and device development from ASIC to SoC and board," said Kiyoharu Kanai, executive managing director, NSW. "Joining the ATAP program will enable us to offer high quality, total solutions which is based on our long-term experience, to ARM's Partners."
"NSW bring software and system expertise, in addition to their silicon design skills, to the design of ARM-core based SoC designs," said David Lewis, ARM ATAP program manager. "This expertise provides optimal system partitioning and early prototyping, reducing time-to-market for our Partners' design solutions."
About the ATAP Program
There are currently 26 Partners in the ATAP program, with a resource of more than 2,400 engineers available to work on ARM core-based SoC designs. ATAP design Partners must go through a strict qualification process to become an ARM Approved Design Center. This includes a design flow audit, training on implementing designs with ARM cores, tools, AMBA® interface peripherals and development techniques. Each Design Center must demonstrate its own unique skills in specific technology domains, as well as end-market expertise. The ATAP program also provides additional benefits such as geographic and time-zone locality and local language support. For more information on the ATAP program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the ARM website.
About NSW (NIPPON SYSTEMWARE CO., LTD.)
NSW was established as an IT service company in 1966. The company is currently engaged in a broad range of activities, including software and device development, information processing services, and system equipment sales.
NSW provides total solutions -- everything from the construction of core systems and business-specific systems intended for logistics and store use to the operation of large-scale systems and the implementation of outsourced solutions. The company's forte is in the development of numerous communication and control systems such as the LSIs and software incorporated in mobile phones and household information devices.
For more information on NSW, please visit the website at www.nsw.co.jp.
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, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.
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