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VeriSilicon and ARM Extend Partnership to Further Address Advanced Consumer and Networking SoC Designs

09 May 2007

Expanded relationship to also further VeriSilicon SoC Application Platform for key vertical segments

SHANGHAI, CHINA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – May 9, 2007 - VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon) and ARM [(LSE:ARM); Nasdaq:ARMHY}], today announced that Verisilicon has licensed the ARM926EJ-S™ processor. In addition to offering the ARM922TTM processor and the ARM7TDMI® processor, the licensing agreement extends VeriSilicon’s ARM926EJ-S processor-based current offering to fully synthesizable capabilities and configurable cache systems, as an ARM® Approved Design Center.  It also further strengthens VeriSilicon ASIC Turnkey Design capability in consumer electronics applications such as audio/video, voice and multimedia.

With this agreement, VeriSilicon will be able to directly provide customers ARM® technology-based designs for any foundry/process node.

VeriSilicon is a fabless ASIC design foundry focusing on providing best-in-class vertical platform solutions, system knowledge and services to help SoC customers go from chip specification to production.  Customers can choose from a number of VeriSilicon design services such as chip specification, system software development, front-end and back-end design, and manufacturing services for a wide range of foundries.   In addition to accessing the ARM7™ and ARM9™ family microprocessors, customers can also choose from VeriSilicon’s V.Blox IP Library a rich, complementary assortment of IP products and services such as DSP offerings as well as high speed PHYs, analog and mixed-signal functional blocks for their SoC needs.

“VeriSilicon’s extensive SoC offerings and advanced design capabilities will provide our customers and Partners significant product performance advantages across a wide range of devices,” said Jun Tan, president of ARM China.    “With this agreement, VeriSilicon will be able to increase its already large momentum in securing complex designs for high-growth markets such as mobile, consumer, and networking.”

“We are very excited to expand our partnership with ARM and look forward to integrating these technologies as a part of our SoC platform offerings,” said Dr. Wayne Dai, president & CEO of VeriSilicon.  “By offering a complete range of ARM processors in our ASIC Turnkey Services, VeriSilicon can address the most challenging product need and provide ultra-competitive solutions at low cost and reduced risk.” 

About VeriSilicon
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd (“VeriSilicon”) is a fast growing silicon solutions company providing products and services that enable customers to meet their chip design objectives, accelerate development programs and deliver market proven silicon products - on time and at lower cost. VeriSilicon specializes in providing expert design services, market leading ZSP® licensable cores and platforms, industry standard semiconductor IP and scalable ASIC turnkey services across a broad range of application markets, including multimedia, voice and wireless communications. VeriSilicon has design, operation and sales and support offices in Santa Clara, California, Dallas, Texas, Shanghai and Beijing, China, Taipei, Taiwan, Tokyo, Japan, Nice, France and Seoul, Korea.

For more information, visit www.verisilicon.com

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.

ENDS

ARM and ARM7TDMI are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM7, ARM9, ARM922T and ARM926EJ-S are trademarks 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 Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.; and ARM Norway AS.





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