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Socle Licenses ARM Processor For Mobile and Consumer Devices

07 November 2005

Socle to offer ARM7EJ-S embedded processors to meet SoC design needs for the mobile, consumer and networking device markets

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Nov. 7, 2005 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that Socle Technology Corp. has licensed the ARM7EJ-S™ processor for its SoC platform service.  This licensing agreement further extends Socle’s existing partnership with ARM which includes the license of the ARM926EJ-S™ and ARM922T™ processors.  The Socle platform solution based on the ARM7EJ-S processor will be offered to SoC design engineers in high-growth markets such as mobile handsets, Voice over IP (VoIP), and consumer devices.  Socle have also become an ARM® Approved Design Center  (ADC)

Through this licensing agreement, Socle is now able to offer the ARM Jazelle® technology-accelerated ARM7EJ-S processor in complex SoC designs.  Socle will also use the ARM7EJ-S processor to further advance its SoC platform service.  In addition, it will leverage added features of the ARM processor, such as DSP instructions to enhance media performance in consumer applications. 

“After securing a number of key design wins as a licensee of the ARM926EJ-S processor, we are now licensing the compatible ARM7EJ-S processor which will enable us to gain further access to extensive ARM extensive technology roadmap and support network,” said David Lyou, president and CEO of Socle.  “We focus on developing platform-proven solutions for ARM7EJ-S 32-bit RISC-based applications and as a result are already participating in many successful projects in VoIP, home gateways, disk array, personal media players and more.”

“The combination of our high-performance, low-power ARM7EJ-S processor, with the production yield and short cycle time that Socle brings to the SoC design cycle, makes a solid and successful design solution for our Partners and customers,” said Graham Budd, general manager, Processors, ARM.  “By licensing the ARM7EJ-S processor, Socle can now target a new and broad range of applications and devices for the mobile, consumer products and networking markets.”

The ARM7EJ-S processor is a synthesizable, 32-bit embedded RISC processor with architecture enhancements to support DSP operations and Jazelle technology to accelerate Java applications. It builds on the features and benefits of the established ARM7TDMI® processor and is delivered in synthesizable form. The ARM7EJ-S processor provides the flexibility necessary to build Java-enabled, real-time embedded devices requiring small size, low power and high performance. 

Availability
The first Socle products based on the ARM7EJ-S processor will be available in Nov., 2005.  The Socle ARM7EJ-S design kit, integration kit and software kit are currently available from Socle.

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.

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