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ARM Jazelle Technology to Enable Applications for New NTT DoCoMo FOMA Handsets

06 September 2005

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Sept. 6, 2005 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that ARM® Jazelle® technology  will be deployed in a new line of  FOMA® handsets by Japan’s premier mobile communications company, NTT DoCoMo, Inc.  Jazelle technology will enable the creation of innovative new consumer applications.

Emerging applications such as mobile games and business tools place increased performance and power demands on Java technology-enabled handsets. ARM Jazelle technology provides handset developers with Java acceleration, delivering improved performance and reduced time-to-market for advanced Java technology-enabled devices like FOMA handsets. Through ARM’s partnership with Aplix Corporation, a global leader in deploying Java technology in mobile phones, ARM Jazelle technology is being adopted in the DoJa/Java platform for FOMA handsets, which is being jointly developed by Aplix and NTT DoCoMo. 

“Java technology is a key component for innovative mobile handset applications,” said Kiyohito Nagata, vice president and managing director of NTT DoCoMo’s Product Department.  “I believe that ARM’s Jazelle Java acceleration technology will contribute to the creation of the ideal environment for powerful and versatile applications.”

“In 2001, Aplix integrated ARM’s innovative Jazelle technology, with JBlend, Aplix’s Java platform product,” said Ryu Koriyama, representative director, chairman and CEO of Aplix Corporation. “Since 2003, products incorporating this fusion of Jazelle technology and JBlend have been adopted in a wide array of mobile communication devices. Today’s announcement that NTT DoCoMo will implement these products in its FOMA handsets is a tremendous result for the ongoing technical cooperation between Aplix and ARM.”

“Consumer demand for rich content and interactive applications without loss of performance or responsiveness is a key challenge facing mobile handset manufacturers and operators like NTT DoCoMo,” said Takafumi Nishijima, president of ARM KK. “This latest development effort showcases how ARM’s Jazelle acceleration technology and our partnership with a leading Java technology provider such as Aplix, enables manufacturers or operators to deliver innovative consumer applications.”

ARM Jazelle DBX technology delivers an unparalleled combination of Java performance and the world’s leading 32-bit embedded RISC architecture. This level of integration provides platform developers with the ability to run Java applications alongside an established operating system, middleware and application code on a single processor.  This single-processor solution provides higher performance, lower system cost, reduced power, and more reliable operation at high frequency compared with coprocessor solutions and dual-processor (dedicated Java processor with native application processor) solutions or Java platforms using compilation techniques. The result is optimum performance, with a difference that users will feel unmistakably. ARM continues to develop fresh solutions that boost the performance and reduce the cost of Java platforms.


About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lays 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.

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