Samsung Licenses PowerVR MBX From ARM For 3D Mobile Graphics Technology

29 January 2004

PowerVR MBX technology facilitates Samsung’s high-end 3D graphics on mobile APs for smart phones and PDAs

CAMBRIDGE, UK - Jan. 29, 2004 - ARM (LSE:ARM) Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced that Samsung Electronics, a leader in advanced semiconductor technology has licensed the PowerVR MBX 3D graphics solution from ARM for use in high-end mobile APs for smart phones and PDAs.

The PowerVR MBX solution from ARM will be used as a graphics accelerator in an application processor for mobile applications such as wireless gaming, delivering low-power reliance and high-memory efficiency.

"As the market demand develops for high-end technologies like 3D graphics on mobile devices, we look forward to seeing an increase in the demand for ARM® core-based 3D solutions through the expertise of our Partners." said Ed Plowman, 3D Graphics product manager, ARM.

PowerVR MBX graphics accelerators from Imagination Technologies enable PC and games console-quality 3D graphics on embedded ARM core-based devices. Supporting a full 2D and 3D feature-set and offering a performance level suited to mobile and embedded devices, the PowerVR MBX solutions use a unique screen-tiling technology to reduce the memory bandwidth and power consumption to levels suited to mobile devices, providing excellent price-performance for embedded SoC devices.

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-on-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 http://www.arm.com.


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