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ARM Approved Training Center Opens In Seoul

03 March 2004

CAMBRIDGE, UK  - Mar. 3, 2004 ARM, [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor technology, today announced the expansion of the ARM® Approved Training Center (ATC) Program, with the addition of MeriTech, based in Yangjae-dong, Seoul, Korea.  Today’s opening ceremony was attended by more than 50 people, including Sam Kim, president of ARM Korea, and Jang Byung-Kook, president of MeriTech.

Under this agreement, MeriTech will bring their knowledge and experience of ARM technology to the developer community in Korea.

“There is a strong market need for access to quality customized training, delivered in Korean, for designers of ARM Powered® devices,” said Sam Kim, president, ARM Korea. “The addition of MeriTech to the ARM Approved Training Center Program will enable our Partners in Korea to achieve the level of service and training they need to bring their products to market quickly.”

“We have welcomed this opportunity to join the growing community of ARM training Partners,” said Jang Byung-Kook, president of MeriTech.  “As more of our customers use ARM technology in their designs, the support we receive from ARM will enable us to meet their training requirements.”

The ARM Approved Training Center Program now includes nine companies worldwide and has facilitated significant net growth in ARM training activity.  Each member company brings different skills and expertise to the Program, which increases the variety of ARM training available to all developers.

About the ARM Approved Training Center Program
The ARM Approved Training Center (ATC) Program has been established to satisfy the growing demand for training in ARM technology for ARM semiconductor Partners, OEMs and design centers worldwide. Through the program, ARM recruits and works with a network of approved Partners who are trained, qualified, and equipped with ARM material and software tools, enabling them to provide high-quality, certified training into their own markets and regions.

ARM ATC Partners must go through a strict qualification process.    This includes an assessment of their success in the marketplace, intensive training for their teaching staff, and a facilities audit. All Partners are continuously monitored to ensure that the quality of training remains high.

Current ARM Approved Training Centers include Microconsult GmbH in Munich, Germany; Phoenix Technologies in Tel Aviv, Israel; Finesse IT Partners in Taiwan; Infocomm Solutions in Singapore, Yokogawa Digital Computer in Japan; ANDOR System Support in Japan; Multi Video Designs in Toulouse, France; Doulos GmbH in Hanover, Germany; Watertek Information Technology, China; and MeriTech, Korea.

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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