Rohm Licenses ARM Cortex-M0 Processor

13 May 2010

First public Japanese License for ultra low-power processor

ROHM Co., Ltd. has licensed the ultra low-power ARM® Cortex™-M0 processor in order to accelerate developing products in the growing markets such as digital appliances, automotive, energy saving, and medical healthcare applications. Combining ROHM’s analog technologies and ARM’s ultra low-power technologies enable realizing intelligent devices. The Cortex-M0 processor is the smallest, lowest power and most energy efficient ARM processor available and is therefore ideal for these applications.  

The company is the first public licensee of the Cortex-M0 processor in Japan.  

ROHM has been an ARM Partner since 1996 when Rohm licensed the ARM7TDMI® processor. More recently in 2002 Rohm also licensed ARM9™ and ARM1026™ processors and are using those processors for various applications.  

ROHM develops products that improve the efficiency and performance of electronic devices, maintaining its reputation as a world-class semiconductor manufacturer. ROHM's advanced product development capabilities meet the needs of customers while increasing its lineup of highly reliable, sophisticated products. These products are used in a variety of sectors: automotive, consumer, mobile phone, computer and office equipment, white goods/industrial, communications systems, and controls, test and medical. More information about ROHM is available at http://www.rohm.com/


ARM, is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. Cortex 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 Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS; and ARM Sweden AB.


Kouhei Nosato

Alan Tringham
+44 1223 400947


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