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ARM and Tencent Games Collaborate to Advance Mobile Gaming

04 March 2015

Cambridge, UK, March 4, 2015, - ARM and Tencent Games today announced a strategic partnership aimed at enriching mobile gamers' graphic experiences. Through this partnership, Tencent mobile game developers will gain access to a wide range of leading-edge hardware, tools and expertise. This will enable the development of games that efficiently deliver superior 2D and 3D graphic experiences including the most complex geometries, richer textures and faster frame rates. As a result of the collaboration, gamers in China will benefit from an improved mobile gaming experience.

"ARM and Tencent Games share a mutual vision of providing mobile gamers with an experience that surpasses console-class gaming performance," said Dennis Laudick, vice president, partner marketing, media processing group, ARM. "Through our collaboration Tencent's mobile game developers will not only have access to the latest ARM®-based hardware but also resources to help them optimize their games for maximum performance in a mobile power envelope. In addition, our collaboration will provide ARM with detailed input on next-generation gaming applications that will influence future ARM-based SoCs and developer tools."

The partnership with Tencent Games will provide Tencent's mobile game developers with:

  • Access to the latest developer boards based on high-performance ARM Cortex® CPUs and ARM Mali™ GPUs
  • Guidelines for developing mobile games on ARM-based solutions that address compatibility and performance challenges
  • Access to engineering resources from Tencent R&D Game Studios and the ARM ecosystem

"Tencent Games is committed to cultivating growth and innovation within the field of mobile gaming while ensuring consistency and compatibility among the increasingly diverse offerings of mobile devices in the marketplace," said Steve Nie, general manager, R&D department, Tencent Games. "Combining Tencent's broad experience in the mobile game development space with ARM's leading position in the semiconductor IP space for CPU and GPU technology will ensure that developers can achieve high performance across the widest range of platforms."

ARM based platforms continue to be a major focus for developers, particularly in the large and dynamic Chinese market. In May of last year, ARM announced an ongoing collaboration with Chukong Technologies to support the optimization of Cocos-2dx based applications. In December 2014, Chukong Technologies announced the integration of ARM DS-5 Streamline toolchain into the Cocos Code IDE. This was followed in February 2015, when ARM announced that ARM Mali GPU technology was the world's best-selling licensable GPU IP in 2014.

More information on the ARM and Tencent Games collaboration will be available at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Additionally, several of ARM's mobile gaming partners will be showcased within the ARM booth (#1624) at GDC.

Guidelines for mobile game developers will be available in the second half of 2015 at http://malideveloper.arm.com/ and Tencent Games site.

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Contacts

Phil Hughes
+1 512-694-7382
Director of Tech PR, ARM
phil.hughes@arm.com

Julian Li
+86-755-86013388-88462
Senior PR Manager, Tencent
julianli@tencent.com

About ARM

ARM is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy-efficient processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets and the internet of things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 60 billion system-on-chip (SoC) devices containing ARM intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at http://community.arm.com.

About Tencent

Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information, seek entertainment, and shop online through our integrated platforms. Our diversified services include QQ, Weixin and WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online games; QQ.com for information; as well as our eCommerce services.

Our company was founded in Shenzhen in 1998 and went public on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2004. The Company has been one of the 50 constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Index since June 10, 2008, under stock code 00700. We seek to evolve with the Internet by investing in innovation, providing a hospitable environment for our partners, and staying close to our users.

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