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ARM Announces New Version Of RealView Developer Kit For Developers In China

16 November 2004

Chinese engineers can benefit from high performance toolkit to streamline the ARM7 processor family-based design process

CAMBRIDGE, UK - Nov. 16, 2004 - ARM [(LSE: ARM) (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced its first RealView® Developer Kit for the ARM7™ processor family, designed specifically for the Chinese market. This new RealView Developer Kit is based on the RealView Developer Suite and includes a targeted ARM7 processor family JTAG run control unit, fully optimizing C compilation tools and powerful GUI debugger which enables developers to significantly reduce design time of ARM7 family-based products.  The localization of the Developer Kit includes Chinese compilation tool messages along with Chinese product documentation. The Developer Kit will be targeted at the Chinese market and will be distributed by Guangzhou ZLGMCU Development Co. Ltd., one of the leading embedded system solution providers in China.
 
“ARM RealView development tools have proved to be a superior solution for all current market requirements and already have features to support complex system-on-chip, MCU and ASSP devices,” said Jun Tan, president, ARM China. “In partnership with ZLGMCU, the RealView Developer Kit for the ARM7 processor family smoothes the transition for designers in China, looking to move from 8- to 16/32-bit products.”

“ZLGMCU has a strong relationship with ARM and we have already experienced significant success as a part of our partnership,” said Ligong Zhou, CEO at Guangzhou-based ZLGMCU Co. Ltd. “We see the opportunity to introduce the new Chinese version of the RealView Developer Kit for the ARM7 processor family, as a significant milestone in the partnership between our two companies.”
 
Pricing and Availability
The Chinese version of the RealView Developer Kit for the ARM7 processor family will be available to the market during Q1 2005. Pricing will be available direct from Guangzhou ZLGMCU Development Co. Ltd upon release.

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.

About Guangzhou ZLGMCU
Guangzhou ZLG MCU Development Co. Ltd. has been specialized in MCU and related peripherals, by offering technical support and sale, develop and manufacture development tools of semiconductors. ZLGMCU is a member of CiA and ODVA. It is also an authorized distributor of a number of leading semiconductors in China market. In 2002 and 2004, ZLGMCU was rewarded as one of the eight most satisfactory distributors in China, by “Electronics Buyers News”.

ENDS

ARM and RealView are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM7 is a are trademark of ARM Limited. All other brand or product names are property of their respective holders. “ARM” is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; and ARM Belgium N.V.