Beijing Embedded System Key Lab Licenses ARM Core for Advanced SoC Design Courses and Research

09 February 2004

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Feb, 9, 2004 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor technology, announced today that the Beijing Embedded System Key Lab at the Beijing University of Technology (BUT), has joined the ARM® University Program and licensed the industry-leading ARM7TDMI® core for system-on-chip (SoC) teaching and research.

Opened in February 2003, the Beijing Embedded System Key Lab is a large, state-of-the-art embedded system laboratory dedicated to training China’s next generation of embedded system design engineers. Its primary goal is to provide education for students who are studying for their Master’s degrees in engineering. It is also used for professional training and by undergraduates who are working on their graduation projects.

The lab takes a highly innovative project-based approach to education in which students gain real-world experience by working on leading-edge designs for embedded systems including hardware, ICs and software. The lab is strongly supported by the Chinese government which puts it in an excellent position to work with standards and regulatory bodies throughout the industry.

“The fact that the Embedded System Key Lab at BUT has licensed this popular ARM core to teach advanced SoC design is further indication of the proliferation of ARM technology in China’s universities,” said Jun Tan, president of ARM China. “We are committed to helping advance SoC research and training and reducing the shortage of IC designers and embedded system engineers in China.”

“Embedded systems are now part of our everyday life,” said Ling Tang, deputy director of the Beijing Embedded System Key Lab. “Because of its low-cost, high-performance and power-efficient features, the ARM7TDMI core is extremely popular in the design of 32-bit embedded applications. Consequently, it is the ideal platform for our SoC design research.”

About ARM University Program
The ARM University Program was established to facilitate the use of ARM processors as teaching aids in universities and other higher education establishments. The University courses focus on SoC design, computer architecture, embedded systems development or general programming that can benefit from using ARM IP and development systems. For more information regarding ARM University Program, please visit http://www.arm.com/support/university/.

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-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 http://www.arm.com/


ARM and ARM7TDMI are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. “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; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd; and ARM Belgium N.V.


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