INDILINX Partners with ARM for Solid State Solution

31 October 2007

ARM7TDMI-S processor is strong competitor in the Solid State Disk market

SEOUL, KOREA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Oct. 31, 2007 – INDILINX Co. Ltd, a leader in the flash memory application industry, and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that INDILINX has signed a licensing agreement for the ARM7TDMI-S® processor to develop a Solid State Disk (SSD) solution using NAND flash. INDILINX has licensed the processor to take advantage of the reduced time-to-market of SSD solutions with lower power, enhanced reliability and faster data transmission features for consumers, by providing its customers with more reliable flash disk controllers. The agreement marks the first ARM® license in this market area.

“Our new relationship with INDILINX marks a milestone licensing agreement in the SSD market, where demand is especially strong for enhanced reliability and faster data transmission speeds,” said Sam Kim, president of ARM Korea. “INDILINX chose the ARM7TDMI-S processor over other low-cost processors in order to benefit from ARM’s advanced technology and extensive ecosystem.” 

“The ARM7TDMI-S processor is a proven and reliable solution that ensures support for various types of low power, reliable and high speed flash memory such as Single Level Cells (SLCs) and Multi Level Cells (MLCs),” said Hyeon-mo Jung, Director at INDILINX. “ARM is the only integrated solution provider capable of providing a full range of solutions to the flash disk controller market, including industry-leading software tools, assessment hardware and the ARM7TDMI-S processor.”

INDILINX specializes in flash memory applications, and is an emerging leader in the fast-growing SSD market. Established in Bundang, South Korea in 2006, the company has introduced controller chips and solutions, key components used for SSDs optimized for high-end storage servers. Its product line-up also includes security software solutions used for flash memory cards. For more information on INDILINX, visit http://www.indilinx.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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Contact Details

ARM Korea     Kris Hong (+82 31-712-8234 / +82 10-9789-8946)
Text 100 Sunny     Elliot Kim  (+82 2-587-3308 / +82 10-2337-0434)
Text 100 Sunny     Kristin Choi (+82 2-587-3308 / +82 10-4846-1048)


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