Alchip Licenses ARM CPU, Fabric IP and Physical IP to Provide SoC Solutions

08 April 2008

Alchip Technologies, Inc. advances its SoC ASIC services with ARM926EJ-S processor

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Apr. 8, 2008
– Alchip Technologies, Inc. and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that Alchip has licensed the ARM926EJ-S™ processor, Fabric IP and ARM® Physical IP to advance system-on-chip (SoC) design solutions to its customers worldwide.

Alchip is a leading open foundry ASIC provider dedicated to offering total solutions ranging from SoC design services to high-volume mass production. The licensing agreement will enhance Alchip’s total ASIC solutions to its customers by providing feature-rich functionality in the smallest footprint and fast time-to-market silicon turnkey solutions to serve high-end consumer electronics such as mobile handsets, portable gaming, and consumer devices.

“Customers trust Alchip to provide them with the most competitive ASIC solution and smallest die size. We have heard and responded to our customers’ need for a more power and area efficient ARM926EJ-S processor,” said Jim Bailey, COO of Alchip. “With a perfect record of first-silicon success, our customers rely on us for their ASIC needs. Through ARM’s leading-edge technology, and our fast time-to-market advantages, Alchip enables customers to provide world-leading solutions for feature-rich applications.”

“By taking advantage of   ARM Processor IPFabric IP and Physical IP, Alchip customers will not only enjoy the widely-supported ARM ecosystem, but also be able to maximize the efficiency of their low-power SoC designs,” said Allen Wu, VP Sales, ARM China. “Alchip is empowering its customers with time-to-market advantages to bring innovative ARM Powered® products to market.”

President and CEO of Alchip, Kinying Kwan, also expressed, “Utilizing the most advanced technologies, ARM solutions lessen difficulties when confronting complex SoC nanometer designs. As a trusted silicon Partner, it is Alchip’s continued commitment to support our customers in realizing their innovations and achieving success.  This technical integration extends our fundamental values to provide our customers with the best in class silicon solutions.”

“Our Partners have just shipped the 10 billionth ARM processor. Since its inception in 1990, ARM has grown from a CPU company to a solution provider. Our offering includes processors, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products,” said Tudor Brown, COO, ARM. “Our partnership with Alchip will enable us to serve those customers who will help to accelerate the shipment of the next 10 billion processors.” 

About Alchip Technologies Inc.
Alchip Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is a provider of silicon design and manufacturing services for companies developing complex and high-volume system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Founded in 2002 by semiconductor veterans from Silicon Valley and Japan, Alchip provides services intended to enable customers to cost-effectively address increasing technological complexity of silicon design and the need to reduce time to market. Alchip targets customers that address rapidly growing and high-volume end markets, such as entertainment devices, mobile phones, HDTV, communications equipment, computers and other consumer electronic products. Alchip has provided design services on numerous complex SoC devices at 130nm, 90nm and 65nm advanced process technologies. Alchip has branch offices in the U.S. (Santa Clara, CA), Japan (Shin-Yokohama), China (Shanghai), and Taiwan (Hsinchu).  Additional information about Alchip is available at http://www.alchip.com.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. 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 comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and 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 is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. ARM926EJ-S is a trademark 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 Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Norway, AS.



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