ICC Offers Java-Optimized ARM Processor-Based Platform To Fabless Consumer Electronics Designers

06 April 2005

ARM926EJ processor and ETM9 debugging technology will increase Java performance and time-to-market of consumer devices

SHANGHAI, CHINA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Apr. 5, 2005 – Shanghai Research Center for IC Design (ICC), the first Chinese IC design industrial center, and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that ICC has licensed the Java-optimized ™ processor and the Embedded Trace Macrocell™ (ETM9™) on-chip debug peripheral. Through the ARM® Foundry Program, the agreement will enable ICC to provide Chinese fabless companies and universities with ARM technologies to design advanced ARM Powered® system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for high-end consumer electronics and communication devices. 

The ARM926EJ-S processor features ARM Jazelle® technology and ® instruction set to provide compliant devices, much faster Java application performance and an excellent code-density with limited power and cost penalties. It also includes 16-bit fixed point DSP instructions to enhance performance of many signal processing algorithms and applications applied for multimedia decoding. The ETM9 solution provides comprehensive debug and trace facilities for ARM processor cores.  

“With increased demand for advanced consumer electronics, engineers are required to design more complex SoC solutions. The ARM926EJ-S processor is an ideal choice for this purpose,” said Mr. Wang Ye, vice director of ICC. “This licensing agreement will enable ICC and ARM to help Chinese fabless companies design such solutions for high-end applications at a low cost by the means of government-sponsored Incubating Service.”  

“ICC first licensed the ARM7TDMI® processor in 2003 to help Chinese incubated companies design SoC solutions for low-end consumer electronics,” said Dr. Jun Tan, president of ARM China. “This new license agreement is an extension of ARM’s already strong relationship with ICC and will further enable Chinese fabless companies to meet the growing demand for high-end solutions serving the consumer electronics market.”

ICC will offer the ARM926EJ-S processor-based design platform within Q2 2005.

About ICC
Shanghai National Integrated Circuit Design Industrial Center (ICC) is the first specialized IC design industrialization center in China. It was set up and authorized by Science & Technology Ministry, PRC and Shanghai Municipality on 21st, Feb, 2000. The Center provides the following services: SoC Design Environment, IC talents training & evaluation, MPW, EDA tools, testing verification and information. The Center supports and serves the enterprises in it, meanwhile radiates services for the development of the IC industry in the whole China mainland, especially in Yangtze Delta Area. For more information, please visit http://www.icc.sh.cn.

About ARM
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 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products.  Combined with 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, ARM Powered. ARM7TDMI, Jazelle and Thumbare registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM926EJ-S, Embedded Trace Macrocelland ETM9are 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; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.

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