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ANYKA Licenses ARM Technology Solution For Mobile Multimedia Applications

04 October 2007

ARM926EJ-S Processor and Sage-HS Physical IP license strengthens relationship

SHENZHEN, CHINA AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Oct.  4, 2007 – Anyka Technologies Corporation (“Anyka”), a pioneer in mobile multimedia application processors, and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that Anyka has extended its relationship with ARM with a full license for the ARM926EJ-S™ processor, plus the ARM® Sage-HS™  high-speed physical IP library.

Anyka had previously licensed the ARM926EJ-S processor through the ARM Foundry Program in 2006 for use in their entry-level mobile multimedia application processors. To broaden their ARM technology-based product offering, Anyka has  chosen the ARM926EJ-S processor with Sage-HS standard cell-based implementation to address the Window Mobiles-based smart phone application processor segment.

“As we looked to expand our product line to meet the growing demand for complex media-rich applications, the ARM architecture and portfolio of complementary technology provided the obvious solution,” said Dr. Norman Hu, CEO of Anyka “Our close working relationship with ARM has enabled us to create a broad product line based upon a single ARM technology-based multimedia platform.”

“Unlike some processor IP vendors, ARM is able to provide complete technology solutions from processors and optimized physical IP to application software and development tools,” said Jun Tan, president of ARM China. “ARM is committed to helping Partners such as Anyka to develop world-class SoC products, as the provider of technology that lies at the heart of the consumers’ digital world.”

Today’s customers expect their mobile phones and portable devices to provide high quality multimedia infotainment, combined with long battery life. At the same time, mobile operators and content providers are demanding end-devices that incorporate enhanced multimedia functionalities, so that they can offer new services and content for future revenue growth. The ARM926EJ-S processor features a 16-bit fixed point DSP instruction set and supports ARM Jazelle® technology, which enables developers to build in the capability to run high-performance multimedia applications much faster, with minimal power consumption at lower price points.

The ARM926EJ-S processor supports all major operating systems including Symbian OS, Windows CE and Linux, which makes it an ideal choice for communications and multimedia applications. The ARM926EJ-S processor is a single-chip MCU, DSP and Java solution that can greatly benefit engineers by reducing development costs and shortening development cycles.

The ARM Artisan® SAGE-HS Library has a rich set of almost 600 cells and more than 150 functions and can offer up to 30 percent speed improvement, making it ideal for high-performance multimedia applications. The library includes simulation models for industry-leading timing, synthesis, power, place-and-route and DFT tools.

About Anyka
Anyka Technologies Corporation (“Anyka”) is a fabless design house, which was founded in Silicon Valley by a group of industrial veterans. With years of experience and vision into the industrial mega trend of the mobile communication, Anyka has developed to be one of the pioneers in mobile multimedia area. It is one of the major vendors of mobile multimedia application processor. Anyka attracts a group of world-class R&D engineers. And most of its partners and customers are leaders in the mobile communication industry. Presently Anyka, along together with cellular phone makers, network equipment providers, mobile operators, and content providers, are pushing out next generation solutions of mobile multimedia products. More information on Anyka is available at http://www.anyka.com.

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, 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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