HISYS Technology Licenses ARM9 Family Processor for Mobile and Consumer Applications

22 November 2005

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Nov. 22, 2005 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that Shanghai Jiaoda HISYS Technology Corp. Ltd. (HISYS Technology), a spin-off from the IC & System Research Center Laboratory of Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), has licensed the ARM922TTM processor. Through the ARM® Foundry Program, this licensing agreement will enable HISYS Technology to develop ARM Powered® system-on-chip (SoC) solutions to address the growing low power, high-performance demands of the mobile and consumer entertainment markets in China.

SJTU had previously licensed the ARM922T processor through the ARM University Program in 2003. The agreement provides postgraduates and IC engineers at the IC & System Research Center Laboratory access to advanced ARM technology for SoC research. This new licensing agreement further extends HISYS Technology’s existing partnership with ARM and enables HISYS Technology to bring its research successes to the commercial market.

“ARM is the most popular architecture in embedded design and the ARM922T processor is an ideal choice for low-cost mobile and consumer applications that demand low power and high performance,” said Professor Jin Chen, CEO of HISYS Technology. “In the past two years, we have derived substantial benefits from the research projects undertaken in SJTU with support from ARM. By licensing the ARM922T processor we will be able to commercialize our successful research developments to meet the requirements of the consumer entertainment market.”

“ARM is committed to helping Chinese Partners enhance not only research, but also commercial momentum in SoC designs,” said Dr. Jun Tan, president of ARM China. “The success story of HISYS Technology proves that Chinese universities are capable of commercializing their ARM Powered research achievements. This licensing agreement with HISYS Technology is an endorsement of ARM’s dedication to advancing the Chinese industry.”

The ARM922T processor features the Thumb® instruction set which provides maximum code-density for minimal system memory size and cost as well as industry-leading power for maximum battery life and performance. In addition, the ARM922T processor also features the Memory Management Unit (MMU), which supports all major operating systems and middleware.

The first ARM922T technology-based product from HISYS Technology will be available in the first quarter of 2006.

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.


ARM, ARM Powered and Thumb are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM922T is 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; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.

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