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ARM Appoints Anil Gupta as Managing Director, India Operations

19 April 2007

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Apr. 19, 2007 – ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] has announced the appointment of Anil Gupta as managing director, India Operations. In this capacity, Anil will be responsible for the overall growth and operations of the India design center and will take over responsibility from Guru Ganesan, who now moves to a larger role within ARM’s US operations. Anil will also host ARM’s commercial operations in India, which will continue to be managed by Atul Arora, president, Commercial Operations.

Anil has more than 20 years experience in the semiconductor industry in the US, Japan and India. He was most recently the director for Design Automation and Libraries at Infineon India, where he established a team of more than 100 engineers developing ASIC/SoC libraries and design flows and drove the establishment of cross-site work sharing processes with defined centers of competency. He was also instrumental in establishing an internship program and university tie-ups and led the founding of Infineon India’s community involvement and support program, Learn for Life.

Prior to working with Infineon India, Anil worked with Perfectus Technology USA, as founder and GM, developing verification tools and verification IP; with Synopsys USA as director of Operations for Silicon Library Division, and with Digital Equipment Corp in various capacities. At Perfectus he grew the business from the ground up to $5M revenue within two and a half years, leading the team to build “C” based SoC verification IP for Fiber Channel, SerialATA, PCIexpress and other protocols. As director of Operations at Synopsys, he managed development, delivery and support of silicon libraries for all customers and actively supported the growth of the business from revenues of US$6M a year to US$30M a year.

“Guru Ganesan has done a fantastic job in creating and growing the ARM design center in India and he will now use his expertise in ARM’s operations in the US. As Anil takes over, we expect his experience of leading key divisions in different segments in the semiconductor industry will be important for the future growth of ARM’s operations in India, which are playing a significant role in ARM’s operations globally,” said Tudor Brown, chief operating officer, ARM. “With a growing number of our Partners implementing their designs out of India, we need to be close to them. The need to grow the technical talent pool familiar with ARM processors, libraries and other IP is also critical, and Anil’s efforts in establishing industry and university partnerships will be of tremendous value to ARM. Furthermore, ARM takes pride in a culture that encourages its employees to be active in the communities in which they live and work.”

Anil holds a Masters degree in Technology from Virginia, US and a Bachelors degree in Technology from JNTU, Hyderabad.

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, 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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