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Toshiba Signs Comprehensive Agreement To Use ARM PrimeCell IP In High Performance SoC Design

23 January 2007

CAMBRIDGE, UK - Jan.23, 2007 –ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that Toshiba Corporation has signed a comprehensive agreement to use ARM® PrimeCell® products in its high performance system-on-chip (SoC) design. 

ARM PrimeCell peripheral IP products contribute to increased system performance and improved power savings in complex SoC designs. All PrimeCell products are subject to rigorous inspection and test procedures in order to realize sturdy designs that are ‘right first time.’ Using the AMBA Designer environment, Toshiba plans the speedy construction of implementation-ready infrastructure solutions via a graphical user interface.

“With the PrimeCell products, ARM is supplying not just a processor but peripheral IP essential for SoC products, which holds great attraction in terms of speedy development of future products and getting them to the market,” said Takashi Yoshimori, Technology Executive,   SoC Design, Semiconductor Company, Toshiba Corporation.  “We have been impressed with ARM’s expertise and quality in this field, as well as with the comprehensive support available.”

“Toshiba’s signing of a comprehensive agreement for the adoption of PrimeCell products is a major milestone for ARM that also underscores the growing importance of the AMBA specification in driving new levels of performance and efficiency throughout the industry,” said Jonathan Morris, general manager, Fabric Division, ARM.

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics 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.

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