LG and ARM Develop New Digital-To-Analog Converter Technology For US 2009 TV Switchover

29 May 2007

LG Electronics selects ARM9E™ family processor to form the basis of its future digital set-top box products

SEOUL, KOREA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK –  May 11, 2007 – ARM [(LSE:ARM)]; (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that LG Electronics Inc., a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics with 2006 global sales of $38.5 billion, has licensed the ARM926EJ-S™ processor for its new line of digital set-top boxes.

“The US analog cut-off presents a window to drive a fresh wave of consumer electronics devices into the home, powered by the demand for advanced TV-based services,” says Choi Seung-Jong, vice president, Digital TV Lab, LG Electronics. “ARM’s technology provides us with the flexibility we need to design set-top box solutions which enabled us to offer the US market a breadth of products which can fully take advantage of this opportunity.”

The latest agreement expands LG’s portfolio of ARM® technology and services which includes the previously licensed ARM1022E™ processor. The new line of set-top box products from LG Electronics will take advantage of ARM Jazelle® Java acceleration technology included in the ARM926EJ-S processor, as well as the enhanced DSP capabilities available with the ARMv5TEJ instruction set, and will focus on the lucrative US digital TV market which will be the primary TV transmission standard as of 2009.

“ARM’s long-standing partnership with LG has helped to enable the adoption of this new set-top box targeted at the US digital transition,” said Ian Drew, vice president, Segment Marketing, ARM. “The range of ARM processor-based technology in this new, low cost set-top box has enabled LG to be one of the leaders in the switch over to all-digital broadcast. This agreement further demonstrates ARM’s continued momentum in the consumer market.”

About LG Electronics
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 111 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units -- Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with 2006 global sales of US $38.5 billion -- LG Electronics is the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, air conditioners, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems.

For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

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