NEC Technolgies (UK) Ltd To Use ARM RealView Developer Suite Technology

04 May 2004

READING, UK AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – May 4, 2004 – NEC Technologies (UK) Ltd. [NT(UK)], a part of NEC Corporation [(Nasdaq: NIPNY), (LSE: NEC), (TSE: 6701)], a leading developer of mobile devices and Internet communication technology, and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry’s leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced that NEC has adopted the ARM® RealView® Developer Suite RVCT compilation tools enabling them full access to the industry-leading compiler tools technology for mobile phone development. The RVCT compilation tools have been adopted for ongoing mobile phone developments to reduce cost and enhance the overall user experience.

NEC Technologies (UK) Ltd., will use the RVCT compilation tools to quickly and efficiently develop applications for advanced, ARM Powered® mobile handsets based on the C and C++ programming languages. The industry-leading RVCT compilation tools minimize code footprint while maximizing run-time performance, enabling significant memory and power savings. NT(UK)’s use of the RVCT compilation tools marks a significant commitment to the ARM architecture and the tools provided by ARM.
“Embedded software designers need to create highly reliable systems while maintaining low system-build cost. Development tools optimized for the microprocessor architecture are now an essential part of this process particularly in the development of applications using modern high-level languages such as C++,” said Ian Johnson, product manager, RealView Solutions, ARM. “ARM offers an extensive portfolio of development tools and NT(UK)’s adoption of the RVCT compilation tools demonstrates the value and confidence that OEMs place in our development solutions.”

“The ARM RealView development tools are widely regarded in the industry as the tools of choice for developing applications for ARM microprocessor-based devices,” said Tim Woodruff, Software Department manager, NT(UK). “ARM tools will enable us to continue to develop innovative and compelling applications easily and quickly while maintaining excellent code performance, reducing system cost and extending battery life.”

About the ARM RealView Development Tools
ARM RealView software development and system prototyping tools provide chip designers, product designers and application developers with integrated tools solutions for creating and analyzing systems based on the ARM technology. Unlike any other development tools on the market today, RealView tools have been developed in parallel with the ARM processors and ARM on-chip debug technology, providing the broadest range of support for present and future ARM architectures. The RealView tools provide a complete solution to any design or system-on-chip integration challenge, giving the developer higher confidence in first silicon and a faster time-to-market.

The heart of the ARM RealView development tool solutions is the ARM Developer Suite™ software. Supporting all ARM cores, this fully integrated package delivers leading edge software compilation, debug and simulation capabilities. The RealView Developer Suite software is complemented by hardware debug products, RealView ICE and RealView Trace, which enable connection to real-silicon or emulation hardware.

The RealView Versatile and RealView Integrator™ families of modular development and prototyping boards shorten product development design cycles by enabling rapid creation of prototypes using off the shelf components. In collaboration with the Partnership, ARM manufactures a range of RealView Developer Kits which are targeted for use with specific Partner products.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation [(Nasdaq: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.l)] is one of the world’s leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world’s top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of approximately $40 billion in the fiscal year ended March 2003. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com

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, handheld computing, multimedia, digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com


ARM, ARM Powered and RealView are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM Developer Suite and Integrator 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 (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; and ARM China. Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; and ARM Belgium N.V.


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