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ARM Approves Three New Training Centers In China

05 July 2007

ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that three new organizations have been certified as ARM® Approved Training Centers (ATC). Farsight Technologies & Information (Beijing) Co., Guangdong Embedded Software Center, and UESTC Coreland Training Center will provide ARM system design training to embedded system engineers developing advanced digital applications.

In 2005, EDN China conducted a survey of nearly 800 Chinese engineers, 71 percent of whom said that they prefer to use the ARM architecture for embedded systems development over the next two years. The result of another survey  in Q2 2007 by eefocus.com suggests that 86.8 percent of the participants are familiar with the ARM architecture. The thriving ARM technology-based system designer community has resulted in an increasing demand for advanced systems design training. The ARM ATC Program provides high-quality ARM training for Chinese engineers in order to improve system design capability and ultimately address this market demand for well-trained SoC designers.

“During the four years we have been providing professional embedded technology training services, we have seen growing demand from the SoC designer community for ARM technology system design skills,” said Jiufeng Ji, general manager, Farsight Technologies & Information (Beijing) Co., Ltd. “As an embedded training organization certified by ARM in China, Farsight is now able to bring our extensive expertise in ARM technology to Chinese engineers. Our collaboration with Tsinghua University will also enable us to leverage its rich academic resources and devote our efforts to help universities foster well-trained students that can meet industry needs.”

“ARM is the most popular embedded architecture in the digital world and increasingly adopted by many companies in China for advanced SoC designs. This has generated a strong demand in this region for a large number of well-trained and proficient engineers,” said Feiyun Gao, CTO, UESTC Coreland Training Center. “Being certified as an ARM ATC and supported by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Coreland will continue to deliver high-quality ARM technology-based training courses to students and engineers, providing them with advanced design skills necessary in today’s market.”

“The ARM architecture is now widely used in numerous applications and deployed by many large manufacturers in Guangdong province, a major manufacturing base in China,” said Dr. Yong Lan, general manager, Guangdong Embedded Software Center. “With the support from the Guangdong government, we are now able to use our considerable embedded software expertise to deliver ARM-certified training to local engineers, helping them grasp the intricacies of ARM technology-based system design.”

“ARM is committed to a comprehensive industry ecosystem in China to help local engineers access and use advanced ARM technologies. The ARM ATC Program is an important component of this ecosystem to ensure Chinese engineers have adequate resources for ARM technology-based design training,” said Dr. Jun Tan, president, ARM China. “With these three new additions there are now nine ARM ATCs in China, which demonstrates our long-term commitment to the embedded industry in China. ARM will continue to help Chinese developers improve their design skills to create innovative products enabling greater competitiveness in the global market.”

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics 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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