Russian Design House Milandr Licenses ARM Cortex-M3 Processor For Automotive MCU Applications

08 December 2008

First fully synthesizable ARM processor license in emerging and developing Russian market

CAMBRIDGE, UK – DEC. 8, 2008 -ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] today announced that Russian-based IC design company, Milandr, has licensed the ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor for automotive microcontroller applications.

As the software content and system networking in automotive applications grows ever more complex, developers such as Milandr are turning to 32-bit CPUs which are better able to support high level software design flows, enabling higher quality software and system integration, and providing more reliable systems through better testability.

“The high performance to area ratio and low-power leadership of the Cortex-M3 processor makes it an ideal choice for many future applications right across our business,” said Michael Pavljuk, CEO, Milandr. “The strong ecosystem of available tools, software and knowledge within the ARM Connected Community™ is also very important for us and our customers.”

“Milandr’s adoption of the Cortex-M3 processor demonstrates the increasing presence of ARM around the world including the emerging and developing Russian market,” said Eric Schorn, vice president of marketing, Processors Division, ARM. “We are seeing a number of opportunities in the region and we anticipate that adoption of the ARM architecture will continue to develop, surpassing the growth of the emerging IC design industry.”

The Cortex-M3 processor specifically targets the low cost requirements of a broad range of markets and applications, where memory and processor size significantly impact device costs. With multiple technologies to reduce memory use, including the Thumb®-2 instruction set which enables 32-bit performance with 16-bit code density, the processor delivers an ideal platform to accelerate the migration of thousands of applications around the globe from legacy components to 32-bit designs.

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.

About Milandr
Based in Zelenograd, Russian Silicon Valley, Milandr Design Centre develops analog and digital circuits and has significant experience in designing IC followed by subsequent manufacturing on CMOS at X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG (Germany). The main focus of Milandr’s design activity is microcontrollers for automotive and industry application.

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