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ARM and Quickoffice Products Conform to Newly Ratified W3C SVG Tiny 1.2 Standard

02 February 2009

Latest product releases deliver high quality compliance ratings and provide standardized solutions to device manufacturers

CAMBRIDGE, UK AND DALLAS, TEXAS – February 2, 2009 – ARM [(LSE: ARM), (Nasdaq: ARMH)] and Quickoffice, Inc. announce the conformance of the ARM® Mali™-SVG-t software engine and Quickoffice Bitflash® Rich Media Engine 6.7 to the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Tiny 1.2 specification. Ratified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in December 2008, the SVG Tiny 1.2 specification is an open standard that provides the ability to create a rich array of graphical content, from static images to animations, to interactive Web and mobile applications.

The BitFlash Rich Media Engine 6.7 provides mobile device manufacturers with a superior environment for creating and distributing high-quality multimedia.  The Mali-SVG-t software engine is an optimized version of the BitFlash Rich Media Engine available on ARM processor-based platforms. Created through working closely with Quickoffice, it is optimized to take advantage of the graphics acceleration capabilities of the Mali family of graphics processing units (GPUs). The Mali-SVG-t solution has been licensed to a number of ARM Partners as part of the ARM Mali complete graphics stack of hardware and software, supporting the standards for advanced graphics required by device OEMs.

The powerful SVG Tiny 1.2 feature set enables ARM and Quickoffice customers to create and deliver market-leading graphical user experiences. These can range from mobile TV applications to next-generation graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on a range of consumer electronics devices. The XML-based specification allows for seamless integration with existing Web 2.0 technologies, such as DOM, JavaScript and AJAX. BitFlash 6.7 also allows customers to deliver standard-based technologies that meet mobile operator requirements for SVG Tiny 1.2, OpenVG and JSR 226 and JSR 287.   

“ARM is fully committed to open standards and our customers are consistently turning to us to deliver products conformant to the newest mobile specifications,” said Lance Howarth, general manager, Media Processing Division, ARM. “Our partnership with Quickoffice enables us to deliver the optimized Mali-SVG-t product to our customers, based on the best-in-class, newly-ratified BitFlash Rich Media Engine to allow device manufacturers to design compelling, next-generation GUIs and J2ME applications.”

“We are extremely pleased to provide our customers with the latest release of the standards -based BitFlash Rich Media Engine,” said Gregg Fiddes, vice president of sales and strategic partnerships at Quickoffice. “This product release addresses both the SVG Tiny 1.2 standard and market driven features for mobile devices and digital set-top boxes. Quickoffice has a strong heritage of providing high-quality products to our customers and we look forward to implementing these powerful new features, as we bring the BitFlash 6.7 Rich Media engine to our Partners.”

BitFlash has shipped on over 300 million phones since 2003, as stated in the recent ‘100 Million Club’ report by VisonMobile (www.100millionclub.com), and received the highest overall compliance ratings in a recent test by the W3C’s SVG working group, among the 7 SVG-t players tested. To see the full results of the tests, please visit: http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.2/Tiny/ImpReport.html.

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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 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and 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.

About Quickoffice, Inc.

Quickoffice® is the world leader in providing mobile office productivity software and solutions for mobile devices. The company’s robust product suite includes its flagship product Quickoffice Premier, Content Transformation Solution (CTS) and Bitflash® Rich Media Engine. Quickoffice Premier is an award-winning application that provides smartphone native viewing and editing of Microsoft® Office documents in over 47 languages and ships as an on device solution on tens of millions smartphone devices annually. CTS is a client / server infrastructure product that offers anytime, anywhere access and high-definition previewing of office documents and other digital content. The Bitflash Rich Media engine is the highest rated SVG-t engine providing rich user experiences on over 300M mobile devices worldwide. Platforms supported by Quickoffice with existing or developing software include Symbian®, Palm ®, Blackberry® and iPhone®. Privately held, Quickoffice Inc. is based in Dallas, Texas with offices in London, England, Ottawa, Canada and St. Petersburg, Russia. More information is available at www.quickoffice.com

ENDS

ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. Mali 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 Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc., ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Norway, AS.

Quickoffice and Bitflash are registered trademarks of Quickoffice, Inc. All other tradenames, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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