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AIT Licenses ARM926EJ-S Processor For Next-Generation Feature Phones

07 August 2007

ARM processor to be utilized in wireless applications processor supporting multiple features at low power

HSINCHU, TAIWAN AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Aug. 7, 2007 – ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that AIT, a manufacturer of highly integrated multimedia processors for mobile phones, has licensed the ARM926EJ-STM processor. This licensing agreement will enable AIT to benefit from leading ARM® processor technology, as well as the ARM ecosystem, to accelerate the design of advanced SoC solutions for next-generation feature phones incorporating digital camera technology.

As digital cameras, MP3 players and Internet browsers become “must have” features in mobile handsets, the need for enhanced low-power processing engines has grown significantly. To address this challenge, ARM provides advanced processing performance, as well as a comprehensive ecosystem whereby its Partners can easily access all resources, tools and support essential to increase design efficiency.

“Growing consumer demand is driving the development of SoC solutions that enable rich multimedia performance in a range of feature phones and smartphones,” said Andy Tsai, assistant vice president, AIT. “By licensing the ARM926EJ-S processor, AIT is able to combine our multimedia expertise with ARM’s leading technology and integrate advanced features in our SoC solutions, which enable sharper and more brilliant images, better sound quality, and a more complete multimedia experience in mobile devices.”

“The market for new feature phones is dynamic, as consumers increasingly expect advanced functions such as high mega-pixel cameras to be a standard component of mobile handsets,” said Stuart Ching, vice president, IP sales, ARM. “This licensing agreement enables AIT to fully utilize low-power ARM technology for new mobile applications and also underscores ARM’s ongoing commitment to work closely with our Partner community in Taiwan.”

About the ARM926EJ-S processor
The ARM926EJ-S macrocell is fully synthesizable, and features a Jazelle® technology-enhanced 32-bit RISC CPU, flexible size instruction and data caches, tightly coupled memory (TCM) interfaces and memory management unit (MMU). It also provides separate instruction and data AMBA® bus compliant AHB™ interfaces, particularly suitable for Multi-layer AHB technology-based systems. The ARM926EJ-S processor implements the ARMv5TEJ instruction set and includes an enhanced 16- x 32-bit multiplier, capable of single cycle MAC operations. It also supports all major operating systems and existing middleware.

About AIT
Alpha Imaging Technology Corp. (AIT) was founded in November 2002. Its major products are highly integrated Mobile Multimedia Processors (MMP) for mobile phones. Based on years of experiences on digital imaging, AIT insists on the best image quality across all product lines. AIT currently supplies top name brand and ODM phone makers in Taiwan and Korea with products built into phones by Motorola, BenQ, Siemens, Philips, Panasonic, NEC, LG and Samsung etc. Its single chip solutions address the mobile multimedia phone market and provide extensive features support on ISP, JPEG, MPEG4, H263, MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MIDI, surround sound, 2D/3D graphics, and JAVA MIDP2.0 hardware acceleration.

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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