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OKI Electric Licenses ARM Technology for Digital Consumer Electronics and In-Vehicle Equipment

15 November 2005

Tokyo, Japan, and Cambridge, UK– Nov. 15, 2005-- Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6703) and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that Oki has licensed the ARM926EJ-S™ processor. With this license, Oki plans to strengthen its LSI development in digital consumer electronics and in-vehicle equipment.

“The licensing of this processor will enable us to enhance our CPU line-up for applications in the in-vehicle and digital consumer electronic markets, where functionality and performance are becoming more advanced,” said Akira Kamo, president of Silicon Solutions Company at Oki Electric.  “The ARM926EJ-S processor will enable us to develop system LSIs for main controllers for next-generation car navigation systems; for portable digital equipment, where high sound quality, various sound effects and content protection is required; and for multi-function and high-performance portable AV equipment to play video content.”

Oki licensed the ARM7TDMI® processor in 1995, and since then, has continued to license ARM® technology to embed into Oki’s µPLAT®, a platform to develop system LSIs.  Using the newly-licensed ARM926EJ-S processor, Oki will develop the μPLAT926 platform, which enables users to develop a higher-specification, higher-performance LSI in a shorter period of time.  In addition, by licensing the ARM926EJ-S processor, Oki will provide chips for high-grade car navigation systems which use Operating Systems (OS) that require memory management functions, as well as products that meet high-level customer needs by utilizing the advantages of Jazelle® technology which is incorporated in the ARM926EJ-S processor.

“Combining industry-leading ARM technology with Oki’s expertise in the area of in-vehicle equipment and digital consumer electronics will enable developers to design compelling, market-leading products,” said Takafumi Nishijima, president of ARM KK.  “With the ARM926EJ-S processor included in Oki’s system LSIs and CPU line-up, ARM will further penetrate these important markets.”

About Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1881, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is Japan’s first telecommunications manufacturer, with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.  With the corporate vision, “Oki, Network Solutions for a Global Society”, Oki provides top-quality products, technologies and solutions to its customers through its info-telecom system business, semiconductor business and printer business.  All three businesses functions as a collective force to create exciting new products and technologies that satisfy a spectrum of customer needs in various markets.  Visit Oki’s global web site at http://www.oki.com/.

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 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, Jazelle and ARM7TDMI are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM926EJ-S is a trademark of ARM Limited. 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.

Press contact: 

Oki Electric:

For Europe and Americas:

Naomi Takeuchi
+1-408-737-6479
press@oki.com

For Asia and Other Areas:

Akiko Horiguchi
+81-3-3580-8950
press@oki.com

ARM :

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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