ARM Drives Mobile Computing Innovation at 2009 Mobile World Congress

16 February 2009

WHAT: The ARM® Connected Community™ will showcase the architecture and technology that will deliver mobile computing to the masses in 2009 and beyond.   Mobile World Congress 2009 will witness the growing importance of the ARM Ecosystem: ARM’s innovation in high performance, low-power technology, all supported by the industry’s largest network of Partners – the ARM Connected Community.

Leading silicon, systems, design support, software and training providers are collaborating to provide complete solutions for mobile computing, based on the ARM architecture.

Product demonstrations, including the latest ARM Powered® netbooks, and Partner activities, will demonstrate this expanding ecosystem of mobile computing technology at ARM stand 1C01 in Hall 1:

Ubuntu Alpha release on the ARM Cortex™-A8 processor
The Alpha release of Ubuntu 9.04 for ARM will be shown running on ARM Cortex-A8 processor-based systems. Ubuntu 9.04 is scheduled for full release in April 2009, heralding Ubuntu as a top choice for consumers using netbook products.

Pegatron Netbook and Nettop on the ARM Cortex-A8 processor: Demonstration of two ultra slim, high performance, low power and low-cost ARM technology-based devices with full Internet connectivity and extended battery life. Both Pegatron devices will be available in 2009.

Thinkfree Mobile on ARM Powered Netbooks
Thinkfree Mobile runs on the ARMv6 architecture or higher application processors, providing an attractive, intuitive interface and high-speed performance based on Java technology. The ARM architecture provides the low power, high performance and extended battery life to enhance Thinkfree Mobile user experience.

Phoenix HyperSpace on the ARMCortex-A8 processor
HyperSpace, the award-winning, revolutionary instant-on, always-connected computing environment from Phoenix Technologies, has been optimized for the ARM Cortex-A8 processor architecture. Consumers using netbooks and mobile devices powered by ARM processors can now enjoy the same efficiency, fun, and ease-of-use that HyperSpace brings to mobile PC users.

Debian Linux-based Xandros solution enables mobile OEM vendors and communications carriers to bring the full power of desktop computing to mobile devices with integrated applications, fast boot, long battery life, and always-on 3G networking.  Product will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress on solutions using ARM processors based on the ARMv7 architecture. 

Movial IXS Internet Experience Suite
The total solution for fast and cost-effective development of Linux-based mobile devices, with unified user experience, interactions and branding.  Enables the easy creation of superior, customizable mobile application user interfaces with common Web-based technologies.   See the product demonstration on devices using the ARM Cortex-A8 processor. 

Demonstration of two new products; a sleek 5” advanced Internet experience device and a new device called a P/Book with an 11.1” screen.  Both are powered with ARM processors based on the ARMv7 architecture and will be available in 2009.

WHEN: Monday-Thursday, February 16-19, 2009

WHERE: 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress, Fira Montjuic, Barcelona


WHO: 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, video engines, 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 http://www.arm.com.


ARM and ARM Powered are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Connected Community and Cortex 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; 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.; ARM Norway, AS; and ARM Sweden AB.

Contact Details:

Kersti Klami / Blaise Hammond
Racepoint Group Europe
+44 (208) 752 3216 / 3203
kersti.klami@racepointgroup.com / blaise.hammond@racepointgroup.com            

Michelle Spencer
+44 1628 427780



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