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MediaTek Licenses ARM Mali-400 MP Graphics Processing Unit

07 July 2009

Mali technology to drive high performance, low power graphics processing for MediaTek system-on-chip solutions

CAMBRIDGE, UK – July 7, 2009 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] announced today that MediaTek Inc, a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has licensed the ARM® Mali™-400 MP  multicore graphics processing unit (GPU) for its system-on-chip (SoC) technology.

A market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SoC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TVs, DVD and Blu-ray products, MediaTek has licensed the Mali-400 MP GPU for  its SoC products. Mali-400 MP technology will enable MediaTek to deliver high graphics performance and graphics rendering with low power consumption. Additionally, the Mali-400 MP multicore GPU provides a level of scalability that enables MediaTek to deliver a range of graphics solutions.

“We have chosen to license ARM Mali technology for its scalability and performance credentials,” said MediaTek.  “It is vital that we are able to achieve flexibility in our product portfolio.”

The combination of the ARM processors previously licensed by MediaTek, with the Mali-400 MP GPU demonstrates ARM’s unique position in delivering the market’s widest range of power efficient, easily configurable CPU and graphics IP. The ARM Connected Community™ of more than 600 Partners includes a graphics ecosystem of leading silicon Partners, device manufacturers and content providers in the graphics industry.  These partners are working together to bring Mali GPU-enabled mobile phones and consumer devices to market, with the latest in user interfaces, navigation applications, gaming experiences and Web browsing capabilities.

“MediaTek has a strong record of execution and success in the mobile and digital home market place and we are pleased to be working together to deliver the best graphics technology to meet their customers’ needs,” said Lance Howarth, general manager, ARM Media Processing Division. “The scalability of the Mali hardware architecture will enable its use in a vast range of MediaTek consumer SoC products.”

About Mali Graphics Technology
ARM delivers widely adopted graphics IP solutions, with 29 licensees, including 21 licensees of Mali GPUs.  The Mali GPU family scales from the Mali-55 GPU to the Mali-400 MP GPU, which addresses all embedded graphics needs with the widest range of supported performance points. This diverse offering enables ARM to lead in conformance to various open standards and confirms the company’s unique position as a world-class supplier of a complete range of hardware and software graphics IP, enabling application developers and device manufacturers to create competitive and cutting-edge designs.

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, video engines, 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

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