Renesas Technology Expands Relationship With ARM For Faster Development Of Mobile/Consumer Devices At Lower Cost

12 February 2007

ARM1176JZF-S processor to power Renesas’ next-generation devices capable of handling demanding new data services.

CAMBRIDGE, UK. — Feb. 12, 2007 - ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced at the 3GSM World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, that Renesas Technology Corp.  has licensed the high-performance, low-power ARM1176JZF-S™ processor for the development of advanced mobile/consumer electronics applications.  The ARM1176JZF-S processor will enable Renesas Technology to deliver trusted technology to its customers for security, media acceleration and portability.  This will improve the user experience for consumers using multimedia capabilities on devices including video streaming, music downloads and gaming.  Renesas’ new technology will answer OEM demand for technology that supports the next generation platform, which is poised to offer significantly higher bandwidth capabilities for dramatically faster downloads supported by a wide range of new services.

In addition, Renesas Technology, a designer and manufacturer of highly-integrated semiconductor system solutions, has licensed the ARM PrimeCell® Level-2 Cache Controller.  This supports TrustZone® technology, for a portable security solution compatible with different operating systems - the ideal platform for mobile devices.  ARM is dedicated to working with its Partners to help OEMs increase competitiveness by meeting consumer requirements for feature-rich devices at a lower cost and providing them with a proven technology foundation to speed development time.

Furthermore, Renesas Technology will be able to develop SoCs without encountering bus bottlenecks, as the ARM1176JZF-S processor and Level-2 Cache Controller are compliant with the ARM AMBA® 3 AXI™ specification.

“ARM is committed to supporting the needs of the global markets for high quality technology in the development of emerging applications,” said Takafumi Nishijima, president of ARM KK. “For any new mobile devices to achieve mass adoption, it is imperative that consumers get cutting-edge capabilities coupled with a trusted security platform. ARM empowers its Partners and OEMs to be able to address these demands with confidence.”

The ARM1176JZF-S processor is optimized for 3D graphics through its integrated, floating-point processor, which enables the running of smooth, graphically-rich applications on mobile devices. Using ARM Jazelle® technology, the ARM1176JZF-S processor is also well-suited for efficient embedded Java execution, which is essential when running mobile applications.

About Renesas Technology Corp.
Renesas Technology Corp. is one of the world’s leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets and the world’s No.1 supplier of microcontrollers. It is also a leading provider of LCD Driver ICs, Smart Card RFIC, High Power Amplifiers, Mixed Signal ICs, System-on-Chip (SoC), System-in-Package (SiP) and more. Established in 2003 as a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, NYSE:HIT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503), Renesas Technology achieved consolidated revenue of 906 billion JPY in FY2005 (end of March 2006). Renesas Technology is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global network of manufacturing, design and sales operations in around 20 countries with about 26,200 employees worldwide.  For further information, please visit http://www.renesas.com.

About ARM
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, AMBA, Jazelle, TrustZone and PrimeCell are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM1176JZF-S and AXI 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; 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. and ARM Norway, AS.

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