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ARM High-Speed PHY and High-Performance Standard Cells For 65-Nanometer Platform Adopted By Fujitsu

11 December 2006

Agreement enables Fujitsu to offer customers combined ARM physical IP solution for high-performance design implementations

CAMBRIDGE,UK – Dec. 11, 2006 – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that the ARM® Velocity™ PHY for PCI-Express Gen-2 and the Advantage™ v2.0 standard cell library, part of its Artisan® physical IP family, has been adopted by Fujitsu Limited on Fujitsu’s CS200 HP 65-nanometer (nm) platform. The agreement enables Fujitsu, a member of the ARM Connected Community, to offer foundry customers access to ARM physical IP, which provides an optimal high-performance design solution for advanced LSI development. 

More and more, mobile devices are demanding chips that minimize power and area, yet still run at high clock rates and include a high-speed interface. The ARM Velocity PHY combines industry-leading performance with very low-power operation and small size. The ARM Advantage standard cell library is ideal for high-performance implementations. Together, the two product families provide an optimal solution for enhancing the development of advanced chips for a variety of applications.

“Working with ARM, we are able to offer our 65-nm customers, for the first time, access to the silicon-proven ARM Velocity PHY and Advantage standard cell library, which supports our goal of providing ‘first shot full operation’ silicon to customers” said Tatsuya Yamazaki, general manager of the Foundry and ASIC Marketing Division, Electronic Devices Business Group, Fujitsu Limited. “With the combination of our high-performance 65-nm processes and ARM industry-leading physical IP, we can enable customers to shorten design time, minimize risk and accelerate time-to-market for their devices.”

“Fujitsu’s continual dedication to offer infinite possibilities for customers’ success aligns with ARM’s commitment to provide silicon-proven physical IP solutions that offer designers a successful path from design-to-silicon,” said Brent Dichter, general manager, Physical IP, ARM. “Implementing the combination of the ARM PHY and standard cell library on Fujitsu’s advanced 65-nm high-performance platform offers customers an optimal high-performance solution that can minimize area and reduce costs for LSI development at leading-edge silicon processes.”

The ARM Velocity PHY family of products meets the stringent requirements for high-speed serial standards such as PCI Express, Serial ATA and XAUI. The PHY products offer exceptional jitter performance, low-power consumption and extensive testability within a small physical size, thereby enabling error-free data transfers over a wide range of operating conditions and environments.

The ARM Advantage standard cell library provides high-speed and low-power performance for a wide range of applications in the consumer, communications and networking markets. The ARM Advantage product portfolio includes ARM’s extensive set of views and models providing integration with many of the industry’s leading electronic design automation (EDA) tools. These views provide functional, timing and power information for the Advantage products over a wide range of operating conditions, thus allowing designers to implement complex power-management systems that actively control dynamic and leakage power within their SoC.

Availability
ARM Advantage v2.0 standard cell library on Fujitsu’s CS200 HP 65-nanometer (nm) platform is immediately available and the ARM Velocity PHY is expected to be available at end of the fourth quarter of 2006. Foundry customers interested in the ARM Fujitsu-based products, please contact Fujitsu Limited via E-mail at: edevice@fujitsu.com or via telephone at: + 81-42-532-1432.

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 and 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 a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.arm.com/community.

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile, home and enterprise solutions to embedded and emerging applications. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed PHY 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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