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ARM Appoints New President In Japan

27 May 2005

Takafumi Nishijima to bring extensive global technology industry experience to ARM

CAMBRIDGE, UK and SHIN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - May 27, 2005 - ARM® [(LSE:ARM)]; (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], today announced the appointment of Takafumi Nishijima as president and representative director of ARM KK.  Takio Ishikawa, who has led the Japanese operation since 1994, will move to a supporting role as corporate advisor.

Nishijima has more than 25 years of sales and business management experience in the technology industry.  Prior to joining ARM, Nishijima was senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at leading mobile technology provider, Aplix. Nishijima also held various positions at Fujitsu in both Japan and the United States.

A Tokyo native, Nishijima graduated from Tokyo University with a degree in Physics.

"We are confident that the experience Nishijima-san brings to ARM will further strengthen our position in Japan," said Warren East, chief executive officer of ARM.  "He will work closely with all our Partners and continue to build strong business relationships with them."

"ARM is the industry's leading and most respected semiconductor design company in the world," said Nishijima.  "My goal is to further elevate ARM in Japan by making its solutions a 'must have' technology for customers, our Partners and developers of ARM Powered® products."

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, 3D 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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