Opulan Selects ARM High-Speed Physical Interface Solution For Next Generation Network SoC Designs

12 July 2007

ARM Velocity DDR enables fabless semiconductor company to design high-performance, low-poer solutions for IP convergence applications

ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] and Opulan Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor design company in China, today announced that Opulan has licensed the ARM® Velocity™ high-speed DDR solution. As part of the ARM product family of Physical IP, the Velocity DDR is a high-speed physical interface solution for a broad range of SDRAM DDR applications ranging from mission-critical to low-power memory subsystems. Available immediately, Opulan’s ARM technology-based products are designed for Next Generation Network (NGN) applications.

Given the tremendous demand for consumer-grade data services, applications such as xDSL, 3G wireless, NGN and FTTx now require IP convergence solutions with higher performance, lower power consumption and improved cost efficiency. Supporting mainstream memory interfaces like DDR 1/2/3 SDRAM devices, the ARM Velocity DDR is a robust interface solution that is scalable for high data bandwidth and reliable signaling integrity. The silicon-validated ARM Velocity DDR products are ideal for supporting a wide range of IP convergence applications, from high-speed communications to low-power handheld devices.

“As a global leader in supplying solution-oriented products to the fast-growing broadband multi-service access market, Opulan has achieved several significant design wins with leading telecom OEMs such as Huawei for its NGN products,” said Cong Ye, vice president of VLSI engineering, Opulan Technologies. “By leveraging the availability of ARM Physical IP in leading foundry processes across multiple geometries and process nodes, as well as its superior low-power and high-performance features, we can now combine Opulan’s design expertise with the manufacturing flexibility, reduced time-to-market and high quality enabled by the ARM Velocity DDR solution to address telecom market requirements with innovative products.”

“ARM offers not only the industry’s leading processor technologies but also comprehensive solutions to power our Partners’ advanced SoC designs for the digital world, such as promising IP convergence applications,” said Dr. Jun Tan, president, ARM China. “ARM Velocity DDR will enable Opulan to scale the next-generation communication products to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth in today’s information-rich world. ARM will continue to provide its leading Physical IP solutions to Chinese Partners to help them achieve improved design quality and faster time-to-market.”

About Opulan
Opulan Technologies Corp. is a fabless semiconductor design firm, focusing on developing and marketing IP convergence chip solutions for xDSL, IPTV, Cable over Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, NGN and FTTx access. Founded in 2003 by seasoned technology and management experts and backed by Silicon Valley and Asian venture capital firms, the company develops and markets system-oriented, high-performance and cost-effective ASSP/ASIC products targeted for telecommunications OEMs. As a rapidly growing high-tech company focusing on worldwide markets, the company has established its operational facilities in Cupertino, California; Shanghai, China; and Hong Kong. More information on Opulan is available at http://www.opulan.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.

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