ARM Expands Training Program With New Training Center In France

03 December 2002

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Dec. 3, 2002 - ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced the expansion of the ARM® Approved Training Center (ATC) Program with the addition of a training center in France.

Under this agreement, Multi Video Designs (MVD), which has training centers in Toulouse and Paris as well as offices in Spain and Latin America, will bring their knowledge and experience of ARM technology to the developer community in Europe.

"There is a strong market need for access to quality training, delivered in French, for ARM core-based system designers," said Chris Shore, ATC Program manager at ARM, "The appointment of MVD as an ARM Approved Training Center will enable our Partners in France to achieve the level of service they need to bring their products to market quickly."

MVD has acknowledged expertise in the field of FPGA designs using ARM technology and this will bring another dimension to the ARM core-based training available to all designers of ARM Powered® systems.

"We have welcomed this opportunity to join the growing community of ARM training Partners," said Edgard Garcia, founder and managing director at MVD. "As more of our customers seek to use ARM technology in their designs, the support we receive from ARM will enable us to meet their training needs."

The ATC program now includes eight companies worldwide and has facilitated significant net growth in ARM training activity. Each member company brings different skills and expertise to the program, which increases the variety of ARM training available to all developers.

About the ARM ATC Program
The ATC program has been established to satisfy the growing demand for training in ARM technology for ARM semiconductor Partners, OEMs and design centers worldwide. Through the program, ARM recruits and works with a network of approved Partners who are trained, qualified, and equipped with ARM material and software tools, enabling them to provide high-quality, certified training into their own markets and regions.

ATC partners must go through a strict qualification process to become an ARM Approved Training Center. This includes an assessment of their success in the marketplace, intensive training for their teaching staff, and a facilities audit. All ATC partners are continuously monitored to ensure that the quality of training remains high.

Current ARM Approved Training Centers include Microconsult GmbH in Munich, Germany; Mikroelektronik Akademie in Hanover, Germany; Phoenix Technologies in Tel Aviv, Israel; Vitals Systems in South Korea; Finesse IT Partners in Taiwan; Yokogawa Digital Computer in Japan; ANDOR System Support in Japan.

About ARM
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at www.arm.com.

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