CMC Licenses ARM Technology To Accelerate Canada's SOC Research Network

24 July 2002

KINGSTON, ONTARIO and CAMBRIDGE, UK – July 24, 2002 –CMC (Canadian Microelectronics Corporation) and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor technology, announced today that CMC has joined the ARM® University Program and licensed an ARM SOC design and prototyping package. This new license will facilitate the rollout of Canada's System-On-Chip (SOC) Research Network. Over 30 Canadian universities will be able to obtain a design kit from CMC to investigate and design "On-chip Systems" containing an ® microprocessor, and to have prototypes of these systems manufactured via ARM Foundry Program Partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC). The SOC Research Network allows university researchers, students, and industry to meet the challenge of the global shift from traditional multi-chip microelectronics products to those that implement complete systems on a single chip.

"This CMC license extends the ARM University Program throughout Canada, and demonstrates our commitment to help educate the next generation of engineers," said Matt Lee, University Program manager at ARM. "Canadian university researchers may now obtain all the ARM intellectual property (IP) needed to design an ARM7TDMI core-based SOC, to simulate the ARM core section of the SOC, which includes an AMBA® on-chip interconnect, to develop software on our full ARM Developer Suite™ solution part of the RealView range of development tools, to have prototype devices made, and to use our standard debug tools."

"CMC will now be able to provide a comprehensive ARM design suite for the SOC Research Network, allowing university researchers and post-graduate students to conduct research with the same ARM development tools used in industry today," said Brian Barge, President and CEO, CMC. "This new license will allow us to provide the ARM IP to complement and complete the ARM development environment, and accelerate and expand SOC research opportunities in Canada."


ARM, ARM7TDMI and AMBA are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM Developer Suite and RealView are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE:ARM and Nasdaq:ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM, Taiwan; ARM France SAS; and ARM China.

CMC and the CMC logo are registered trademarks of Canadian Microelectronics Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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About Canadian Microelectronics Corporation (CMC)

CMC is a unique model of government/industry/university collaboration that delivers advanced tools and technologies to Canadian universities to enable leading-edge research and high-quality training in microelectronics and related areas. Established in 1984, CMC is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, matched by industrial contributions of technology, services and cash. CMC manages major grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust through Queen's University to deliver research infrastructure for system-on-chip investigations at Canadian universities; and to enable the testing of high-performance microchip designs through the upcoming National Microelectronics and Photonics Testing Collaboratory. CMC's membership includes 42 universities and 25 industrial organizations. More information about the company is available at www.cmc.ca

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.

Media inquiries:

Sonya Shorey
Communications Co-ordinator
CMC (Canadian Microelectronics Corporation)
Phone: 613.530.4698
Cell: 613.851.9416


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