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Leading Hi-Tech Companies Voice Overwhelming Support for Groundbreaking ARM Processor

04 October 2005

WHAT
The world's leading high-tech organizations have pledged support for the new ARM Cortex™-A8 processor, which is the industry's fastest and most efficient processor for advanced low-power mobile and consumer applications.

Industry-leading organizations which have shown support include:
 
Freescale, Matsushita (MEI), Samsung, Texas Instruments, Cadence, Synopsys, Microsoft, Montavista, Symbian and Wind River.

They, along with numerous other ARM® Partners, believe that the ARM Cortex-A8 processor maximizes the potential of high performance mobile products. The ARM Cortex-A8 processor will enable Partners to deliver real PC power to mobile devices such as Smartphones and MP3 players and demanding consumer products running multi-channel video, audio, and gaming applications, for the first time.

The ARM Cortex-A8 processor is supported by end-to-end ARM technology to reduce time-to-market, including the RealView® ARCHITECT series of ESL Tools and a new ARM Artisan Advantage-CE cell library, which is available for implementation in customer-specified process technologies.
   
WHEN
The ARM Cortex-A8 processor was launched at the second annual ARM Developers' Conference, in Santa Clara, California, on October 4th 2005.

WHO
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 comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company's broad Partner community, they 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.

ENDS

ARM and RealView are registered trademark of ARM Limited. Cortex is a trademark of ARM Limited. Artisan Components and Artisan are registered trademarks of ARM Physical IP, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ARM. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; 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.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.

Contact details
Michelle Spencer       
ARM        
+44 162 842 7780      
michelle.spencer@arm.com

Niall O'Malley
Text 100
+44 208 846 0740
londonarm@text100.co.uk





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