SavaJe Licenses ARM Swerve i3D Client To Deliver Interactive 3D Java Applications On Mobile Phones

02 May 2003

CAMBRIDGE, UK – May 2, 2003 - ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32 bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced that SavaJe Technologies, developers of a universal open Java™ applications platform and operating system (OS) for wireless devices, has licensed the ARM® Swerve i3D Graphics Client to embed into the SavaJe technology platform.

The ARM Swerve i3D Graphics Client, developed by ARM in collaboration with interactive 3D technology enabling specialist Superscape plc (LSE: SPS), generates and manages interactive 3D scenes on wireless handsets. The software solution enables efficient download of compressed 3D applications to ARM core-based wireless devices over 2.5G and 3G cellular networks.

"Delivering an innovative 3D experience on power-constrained mobile devices presents a significant challenge for hardware and software developers," said Mike Inglis, EVP, Marketing, ARM "Through our close co-operation with Superscape, we have been able to develop the ARM Swerve i3D Graphics Client, providing Partners like SavaJe with a compelling solution to meet these challenges."

The SavaJe Java platform, developed for the next generation of smart phones, comprises a rich set of Java APIs, including MIDP 2.0 and Personal Profile, and an operator-customisable User Experience layer consisting of GUI and applications written completely in Java. The SavaJe Operating System (OS) provides a wireless environment utilizing the full capabilities and functionality of Java technology. It is completely self-sufficient, requiring no other kernel or OS.

"We are licensing the interactive 3D engine from ARM as a key component of our rich Java platform for SmartPhones," said George Grey, president of SavaJe. "The ARM Swerve i3D technology enables a new level for standards-based Java gaming and user interface options, to turn mobile phones into next generation consumer devices."

"SavaJe's selection of the ARM Swerve i3D Client, developed by Superscape, further demonstrates the technology's penetration into this market," said Kevin Roberts, CEO, Superscape plc.

Optimized for the ARM architecture, the SavaJe platform supports over-the-air delivery of applications and all the related 'back-office' provisioning requirements. It has been specifically designed to enable wireless operators and OEMs to completely customize a user's mobile phone experience with branded interfaces, services and applications. SavaJe is currently working with major carriers and OEMs to deploy the SavaJe platform onto a number of multi-function handsets.

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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