Broadcom Licenses ARM High-Performance AMBA 3 AXI Interconnect Technology

23 January 2007

Corporate PrimeCell peripherals license extends AMBA adoption within Broadcom

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Jan. 23, 2007 - ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that Broadcom Corporation has licensed its PrimeCell® high-performance AMBA® 3 AXI™ interconnect technology (PL301), along with the AMBA Designer tool, for next generation on-chip bus development involving wireless and mobile platforms.

“At Broadcom we are constantly growing and extending our technology base in order to best address existing and new markets.  The AMBA AXI specification, coupled with the versatility of ARM® configurable PrimeCell infrastructure IP, helps us optimize system performance across a wide spectrum of applications,” said Dr. Edward Frank, Corporate Vice President of Research and Development for Broadcom. “Further, ARM’s ability to deliver significant IP, including high performance on-chip interconnect, together with ARM’s strong commitments to support Broadcom’s needs, are helping us decrease time to market for an increasing number of important products.”

“This Broadcom license represents a significant milestone in the continuing expansion of the ARM Fabric Business Unit’s market share,” said Jonathan Morris, General Manager, Fabric BU, ARM. “This design win with a communications industry leader underlines a key value that we bring to our Partners: a complete on-chip communications fabric, all architected around a single de facto standard – AMBA interconnect technology.”

Find out more about AMBA at: www.amba.com

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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, graphics 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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