Media Alert: Five Billionth ARM Processor for Mobile Devices

12 February 2007

WHAT: Another ARM® milestone is reached today as the five billionth ARM Powered® processor is shipped to the mobile device market

WHEN: Monday, February 12, 2007

WHERE: Booth 1C01, Hall 1, 3GSM World Congress, Barcelona

WHY:  More than 90 percent of all mobile handsets shipped today contain ARM processors and are supported by a strong network of ARM Connected Community Partners.  ARM has emerged as the architecture of choice for mobile devices featuring high performance and low-power consumption, and enhanced performance of Java and multimedia applications. Many smart phones now use multiple ARM processors - functioning not only as application processors, but also in the modem, WLAN and Bluetooth ICs.  As a result of this growing trend, an estimated 1.6bn ARM Powered chips were shipped for mobile devices by ARM’s silicon Partners in 2006.

Which ARM processor is in your new mobile phone?  To find out and see ARM technology in action, visit the newly released JBenchmark ACE (ARM CPU Estimator) database at www.jbenchmark.com/ace.  The database currently contains detailed information on more than 250 current mobile devices using the ARM7™ARM9™ and ARM11™ processor families.  The information is generated using the freely downloadable JBenchmark ACE software, which can be used to estimate the type of processor, clockspeed and the Java Virtual Machine used in each mobile handset.

WHO: ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. 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.


ARM and ARM Powered are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM7, ARM9 and ARM11 are trademarks 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 Ltd; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Physical IP, Inc.; and ARM Norway, AS.

Contact Details:

ARM PRESS OFFICE: +44 208 846 0797

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