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Faraday Strengthens ASIC Design Service With Extended License for ARM Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ Processors and Mali™-400 MP GPUs

03 April 2012

WHAT: ARM and Faraday Technology Corporation, a leading ASIC provider, announced today that Faraday has licensed additional ARM processor and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) technology to strengthen its system-on-chip (SoC) design services. The agreement will allow Faraday to design high-performance, energy-efficient SoC solutions based on Cortex-A9 MPCore processors and Mali-400 MP GPUs.

WHY: The new license agreement broadens Faraday’s portfolio of ARM technology and provides access to the advanced, mainstream ARM Intellectual Property (IP) found in today’s leading devices. In particular, Cortex-A9 MPCore processors will enable Faraday to address the emerging requirements for the cloud computing market that is an area of focus for the ASIC provider.

Furthermore, by adopting Mali-400 MP GPUs, Faraday will be able to extend design services to feature high-quality graphics performance required for smartphones, superphones, tablets and smart-TVs. The seamless combination of Faraday’s integration capabilities and ARM IP will satisfy customer demands for next-generation platform designs and provide consumers with the improved visual and user experience they demand.

“Faraday is committed to providing services that enable customers to realize their vision competitively using SoC solutions that are more cost-effective and provide greater differentiation,” said Wilson Tzang, President, Faraday Technology Corporation. “With access to a wider portfolio of advanced ARM IP, our customers will benefit from a broader range of SoC design services, regardless of target applications, and shorten their time-to-market.”

”Faraday is a great example of an ARM partner that has adopted advanced ARM technology to provide customers with world-class solutions,” said Mike Inglis, executive vice president and general manager, Processor Division, ARM. “By extending its license to include Cortex-A9 processors and Mali-400 MP GPUs, Faraday will be able to reinforce its core competencies and provide highly competitive, advanced SoC solutions required for devices, such as smartphones and smart-TVs.”

Faraday is part of the ARM Connected Community®, a global network of over 900 companies with access to a wide variety of resources and aligned to provide optimized solutions based on the ARM architecture. 

WHEN: 29th March, 2012

WHERE: Globally

WHO: Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading fables ASIC and silicon IP provider. The company's broad silicon IP portfolio includes I/O, Cell Library, Memory Compiler, ARM-compliant CPUs, DDRI/II/III, MPEG4, H.264, USB 2.0/3.0, 10/100 Ethernet, Serial ATA, and PCI Express, etc. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. Faraday is listed in Taipei Stock Exchange, ticker 3035. For more information, please visit: www.faraday-tech.com

ARM designs the technology that is 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 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

ARM website: http://www.arm.com/
ARM Connected Community®: http://www.arm.com/community/
ARM Blogs: http://blogs.arm.com/
ARMFlix on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/armflix
ARM on Twitter: 
    http://twitter.com/ARMMultimedia
    http://twitter.com/ARMMobile
    http://twitter.com/ARMCommunity
    http://twitter.com/ARMEmbedded
    http://twitter.com/ARMLowPwr
    http://twitter.com/ARMTools

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