Shengyang Institute of Automation Licenses ARM Processor For Advanced Automation Research

30 November 2004

Academic pioneer joins ARM University and Research Program to conduct advanced research

CAMBRIDGE, UK  - Nov. 30, 2004 - ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that the Shengyang Institute of Automation (SIA), part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has licensed the ® processor through the ARM® University and Research Program. ARM's technology will enable SIA to conduct advanced research in the field of automation, which is focused on developing solutions for automated controller and measurement equipment.

As a pioneer and leader in automation research, SIA began its advanced automation research in 1997 and has since produced a number of significant achievements. SIA is focused on continuing to strengthen China's scientific research capabilities and in developing new automation applications as part of the country's Ninth Five-Year Plan.
Today, with the licensing of the  processor, SIA is able to access one of the world's largest IC communities consisting of IC designers, developers and industry supporters, which will enable SIA to significantly accelerate its research capabilities.

This licensing agreement also means that SIA will become the first academic institute in Mainland China to join the ARM University and Research Program. It joins three other local universities: Southeast University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Beijing University of Technology.

"ARM's architecture is widely recognized as the ideal solution to deliver high-performance, low-cost and power-efficient embedded systems," said Professor Yang Zhi Jia, vice director of SIA, Chinese Academy of Sciences. "Combining a smaller size and lower power consumption rate, the technical advantages provided by the  processor are perfectly suited for our advanced automation research."

"The licensing of research intellectual property (IP) with SIA is a milestone for our University and Research Program in Mainland China," said Dr Jun Tan, president of ARM China. "We hope more Chinese academic institutes will be able to access and take advantage of ARM IP to conduct advanced scientific research. Wherever possible, ARM is committed to providing global-leading technology and solutions to further contribute to China's scientific research and applications."

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