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ARM Acquires Adelante Technologies Belgium

22 July 2003

Acquisition provides ARM® core-optimized application acceleration

CAMBRIDGE, UK – July 22, 2003 - ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced it has purchased Adelante Technologies Belgium, part of Adelante Technologies Holding B.V.

Adelante Technologies Belgium is a 25-person company based in Leuven, Belgium. The company's key A|RT™ technology, comprises a methodology for designing optimized processing blocks to accelerate high data throughput processing applications.

"ARM is committed to satisfying the bigger challenges in the industry by providing innovative, cost effective and power efficient processing solutions. This acquisition, combined with ARM's industry-leading architectural capability, will enable us to bring products to market that enable innovation and shorten time-to-market," said Tudor Brown, COO, ARM. "The purchase of Adelante Technologies Belgium enables ARM to further our reach within our markets and strengthen ARM's position as the industry's leading IP provider."

"We believe that ARM is the right company to move our technology forward. We have every confidence that the combined expertise and knowledge base of ARM and Adelante Technologies Belgium will maximize the potential of our technology offering to the benefit our mutual customers," said Herman Beke, VP, Adelante Technologies Belgium.

About ARM
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com

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