ARM Announces Support for Open Handset Alliance

09 December 2008

Company furthers commitment to enabling the mobile web on its processor architecture

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Dec. 9, 2008
—ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMH)] today announced that it will participate in the Open Handset Alliance. ARM has been working with the open Android platform for some time and is committed to delivering a rich mobile experience based on the platform. As part of this relationship, ARM will contribute its ARMv6 and ARMv7 architecture-based OpenMax DL libraries and insight on the ARM® CPU and ARM Mali™ GPU architectures to the Android Open Source Project

“ARM welcomes the opportunity to join the Open Handset Alliance and collaborate with its members who, like ARM, are fully dedicated to enabling next-generation mobile applications and services,” said Ian Drew, vice president of Marketing, ARM. “The Open Handset Alliance has delivered Android, a complete open source mobile platform that is an excellent enabling platform for ARM silicon Partners and OEMs. We will work closely with our OS Partners, such as the Open Handset Alliance, to ensure that they can take full advantage of the ARM architecture, and bring this revolutionary platform to market – enabling more devices such as the ARM Powered® T-Mobile G1, the first handset to use the Android platform.”

Android is a complete, open mobile phone software stack. It includes everything a manufacturer or operator needs to build a mobile phone. Android is a prime example of the innovation that is being witnessed in mobile devices today, including:

  • User Interfaces (UIs) that take full advantage of the mobile form factor
  • Full web functionality and connectivity on a mobile device that enable mobile mash-ups and location-based applications
  • Development platforms enabling a dynamic third-party developer community

For more information on the Open Handset Alliance, please visit: http://www.openhandsetalliance.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 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. 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 www.arm.com.



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