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Toshiba Licenses ARM11 Family Processor

09 November 2004

ARM technology to be used in development of ASICs for consumer electronics and network systems

TOKYO, JAPAN AND CAMBRIDGE, UK-Nov. 9, 2004 - Toshiba Corporation and ARM [(LSE: ARM) (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that Toshiba has licensed the ™ processor. Toshiba will use the ARM1136J-S processor to develop Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) for products such as consumer electronics and network systems.

The ARM1136J-S processor's improved branch prediction and additional execution units provide increased efficiency, resulting in overall superior performance. In addition, by using the Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions, the core can execute certain algorithms, such as multimedia processing, up to three times faster than its predecessors.

Since 1998, Toshiba has licensed the ARM7TM, ARM9TM, and ARM10™ family processors for numerous applications ranging from mobile communications to consumer electronics. This announcement demonstrates Toshiba's commitment to the ARM11™ family for the development of system ASICs. This agreement includes an option for Toshiba to license other ARM11 family processors.

"ARM is clearly a strategic partner in Toshiba's semiconductor business," said Yutaka Murao, General Manager of System LSI Division I at Toshiba's Semiconductor Company. "In response to customer demand, Toshiba has expanded its licensing agreement with ARM to include the higher performance ARM11 family, starting with the ARM1136J-S processor. The ARM11 family is ideal for applications such as mobile phones, consumer electronics and networking systems. "

"ARM continues to expand its market reach in Japan," said Hiroyuki Uchimura, managing director, ARM K.K. "By having the ARM11 family of high performance, low power processors included in Toshiba's line up of ASICs, ARM will be able to further accelerate industry adoption of the ARM® architecture, in key markets like consumer electronics and wireless devices."

About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation is a leader in the development and manufacture of electronic devices and components, information and communication systems, digital consumer products and power systems. The company's ability to integrate wide-ranging capabilities, from hardware to software and services, assure its position as an innovator in diverse fields and many businesses. In semiconductors, Toshiba continues to promote its leadership in the fast growing system-on-chip market and to build on its world-class position in NAND flash memories, analog devices and discrete devices.
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About ARM
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 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, peripherals, software and tools, combined with the company's broad Partner community, 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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