Fujitsu Renews Commitment to ARC™ with New License For the High-Performance ARC 700 Configurable Processor CoreELSTREE, UK, February 9, 2005
– ARC International (LSE: ARK), the world leader in configurable CPU/DSP processor cores and application subsystems, today announced that Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe has taken a license for the ARC™ 700 configurable processor core for use in high-volume consumer applications. An ARC customer since 2001, this new licensing agreement deepens Fujitsu’s commitment to ARC’s configurable architecture.
Fujitsu selected the ARC 700 processor core because of its ability to deliver very high performance in a small die size. At up to 405 MHz in a 0.13 micron process, the configured versions of the ARC 700 core family consume as little as 0.72mm2 of silicon die area. The processors’ range of configurable options allows customers to select only the features they need and extend the core with custom instructions to optimize the design to the end application.
“Because of the success of our ARC-Based designs, we have expanded Fujitsu’s commitment to ARC’s configurable architecture by taking a license for the high-performance ARC 700 core,” said Dirk Weinsziehr, senior director marketing at Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe. “By extending the core we are able to enhance its performance while retaining a small form factor, making it an ideal match for our next high-volume consumer chip.”
“ARC-Based products continue to be extremely successful for our company and have helped expand our technology into key consumer market segments,” continued Weinsziehr, “Our further investment in the ARC architecture is a strategic decision for Fujitsu.”
“Fujitsu’s standardization upon the ARC architecture underscores the growing number of industry leaders that are leveraging our configurable technology for high-volume consumer applications,” said Derek Meyer, vice president of marketing at ARC International. “By enabling customers to add custom instructions to an ARC core, SoC designers can have a proprietary yet cost-effective solution. We are pleased with the deepening partnership with Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe and look forward to contributing to the future success of their next-generation ARC-Based products.”ARC™ 700 Processor Family
The ARC 700 family of configurable cores combines a powerful 32-bit CPU and a full-featured DSP engine in a unified architecture. ARC 700 cores have the computing power to meet the needs of the most demanding SoC tasks, such as graphics, media codecs and packet processing. Cores within the ARC 700 family also are ideal for high-end embedded OSs, such as Linux. For additional information, visit: www.ARC.com/700
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