Leading Chinese IC designer chooses ARM architecture to address regional market demands for advanced electronic products
BEIJING, CHINA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Mar. 2, 2005 – CEC Huada Electronic Design Co., Ltd (HED) and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that HED has licensed the ARM922T™ processor for its system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Through the ARM® Foundry Program , HED will develop ARM technology-based SoC as China continues to experience increasing consumer demand for advanced electronic products.
The ARM922T hard macrocell is suitable for a wide range of platform Operating System-based applications. Based around the high-performance ARM9TDMI® 32-bit RISC CPU, the ARM922T processor features instruction and data caches, a memory management unit (MMU) to enable support for all major OS including Linux and WindowsCE. The ARM RealView® Developer Suite provides a fully-featured development environment for all ARM Powered® silicon, including those based on the ARM922T processor.
ARM IP licensees also benefit from access to the industry’s largest community of third-party support through the ARM Connected Community . The community currently consists of more than 300 ARM Partners spanning the entire semiconductor design chain including providers of software, development tools, design tools and services, operating environments, training and support, and silicon and system manufacturers, covering every market application.
“ARM is the most widely used architecture for embedded system design,” said Prof. Wei-ping Liu, CEO of HED. “Utilizing the ARM922T processor through the ARM Foundry Program will substantially reduce our product development time. In addition, the ARM922T processor’s performance, power consumption capabilities and efficiency of the software implementation using on chip memory will enable HED to offer technically advanced electronic products.”
“HED is the latest in a rapidly growing number of companies in China that are adopting the ARM architecture for their embedded designs as electronic companies demand high performance, low power microprocessors,” said Dr. Jun Tan, president of ARM China. “The suitability of ARM processors for various applications, and the range of system level components and solutions ARM offers, enables companies like HED to embrace and deliver next-generation electronic products.”
This latest agreement illustrates ARM’s continuing growth in China, which dates back to its first office opening in Shanghai in 2002, and which resulted in the company opening its second office in Beijing in September 2004. In the three years since 2002, ARM China has secured more than 20 processor licenses, and has developed the support of a broad range of Chinese training centers, tools distributors, design service and University Program Partners.
HED is expected to announce its first product based on the ARM922T processor in the first quarter of 2006.
CEC Huada Electronic Design Co., Ltd. (HED) was established in June 2002, after the restructuring of the worldwide famous China Integrated Circuit Design Center (CIDC).The heredities HED has taken from CIDC include state-of-the-art technology and expertise, talented managing and engineering teams, sophistical equipment and marketing and business potential developed during the past decades, make HED the first IC design company today in China with an integration of IC design, system application development and EDA tool development. The goal of HED is to be the pioneer of IC design business in China. More information on HED is available at http://www.hed.com.cn.
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.
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