ARM Technologies Recognized As 'Best In 2005'

16 January 2006

What: ARM was recently recognized as the 'Best in 2005' by three leading electronics industry publications:

  • Electronic Products Magazine – Product of the Year
    The ARM® Cortex™-A8  processor received the distinction of “Product of the Year,” being cited in the publication as achieving “new heights in performance and efficiency”.
  • Portable Design Magazine – Editor’s Choice
    The Cortex-A8 processor was chosen for this distinction because it delivers up to 2,000 DMIPS while consuming <300 mW in 65-nm implementations at up to 1 GHz, making it suitable for use in consumer and low-power mobile devices running multichannel video, audio, and gaming applications.
  • Electronic Design Magazine - ‘Best of Embedded 2005’
    The Cortex-A8 processor was touted as giving the ARM architecture a pleasant boost this year because of the Jazelle® RCT technology that is a part of the processor architecture.  Specifically the Thumb®-2EE instruction set, which is used in the Jazelle RCT technology, is cited as being a “virtual-machine designer’s dream,” because it enables run time compilers to deliver the highest performance and is applicable to instruction sets like Java, Microsoft.NET, MSIL/Compact Framework, and Perl and Python, with more flexibility than C and C++.

Where: For Electronic Product’s ‘Product of the Year’ please visit: http://www.electronicproducts.com/ShowPage.asp?FileName=poy.jan2006.HTML

For Electronic Design ‘Best of the Best’ please visit: http://www.electronicdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=11555

Who: 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 www.arm.com.


ARM, Jazelle and Thumb are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Cortex 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; 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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