Chipnuts Technology To Design Power-Efficient Mobile Phone Multimedia Chip Sets Based On ARM Processors

07 April 2005

Chipnuts chooses ARM7TDMI and ARM926EJ-S processors for mobile multimedia processor design

SHANGHAI, CHINA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK - Apr. 7, 2005 - Chipnuts Technology (Shanghai), Inc., a leading Chinese fabless integrated circuit design company, and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that Chipnuts has licensed the ARM7TDMI® processor and ARM926EJ-S™ processor through the ARM® Foundry Program for its next-generation mobile multimedia chipset solutions. Chipnuts will design both low- and high-end power efficient multimedia chip sets, based on the  processor and the  processor.

The Thumb® instruction set-integrated  processor provides an optimized combination of performance, power and area characteristics. It is ideal for low-end mobile handsets running multimedia applications. The  processor incorporates ARM Jazelle® Java acceleration technology, DSP instruction extensions and the Memory Management Unit (MMU) to enable designers to develop systems with high performance and rich application features. These capabilities are ideal for the development of next-generation smart phones, PDAs and multimedia decoding devices.

"ARM is the architecture of choice for the digital world, and the ARM7TDMI and ARM926EJ-S processors are proven embedded CPU cores for mobile multimedia applications," said Mr. David Hu, chairman, CEO and founder of Chipnuts. "By licensing industry-leading ARM technology, we can develop better solutions for our customers to deliver a more enriching multimedia experience on mobile handsets for consumers."

"Since opening the ARM office in Shanghai in 2002, 21 Chinese Partners have licensed ARM technologies, leveraging the technical benefits of the ARM architecture and the rich resources of the ARM Connected Community," said Dr. Jun Tan, president of ARM China. "This partnership further strengthens Chipnuts' ability to develop market-leading solutions to meet the strong consumer demand for both high- and low-end mobile handsets."

About the ARM Connected Community
The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture to end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable ARM Partners to jointly provide end-to-end customer solutions.

About Chipnuts
Chipnuts Technology (Shanghai), Inc. (Chipnuts) was formed in September, 2003. Taking advantage of a talented and experienced management and engineering team, as well as leveraging the wealth of semiconductor supply chain partners in Shanghai, Chipnuts' mission is to become the leading developer and provider of highly integrated, low-power, best price-performance mobile multimedia System-on-Chip solutions. More information on Chipnuts is available at http://www.chipnuts.com.

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, Thumb, Jazelle and ARM7TDMI are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM926EJ-S is a trademark 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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