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Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Joins ARM® Approved Design Center Program

09 January 2008

KAWASAKI, JAPAN AND CAMBRIDGE, UK –  Jan 9, 2008 – Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation, a leading company in the information service area, and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) has joined the ARM® Approved Design Center Program.

Established in 1962, Toshiba Information Systems(Japan) uses state-of-the-art technology to meet a wide variety of computerization needs. Utilizing expertise developed over the years in business practice, system development and integration technology, Toshiba Information Systems(Japan)’  LSI Solutions Division Ⅱ will be able to provide a wide range of optimal solutions including platform, infrastructure and application development to ARM Partners through the Approved Design Center Program. and the ARM Connected Community.

The global trend toward outsourcing ASIC design and the emergence of the fabless ASIC model of activity has created a growing need for design centers with a track record of proficiency. The ARM Approved Design Center Program provides a framework for selecting proven design centers equipped with the ARM technology necessary for complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

"We have been engaged in the LSI design business for almost 30 years. In that time we have built up considerable experience and achieved numerous results, meaning we have the kind of technological prowess to deal with everything from ASIC to large-scale SoC development," said Mr.Takashi Saigo, General Manager of Toshiba Information Systems(Japan) LSI Solutions Division Ⅱ. "Furthermore, since undertaking high-level design from 2002, we are able to provide SystemC and C language-based system design and verification services. With our present participation in the ARM Approved Design Center Program, we have progressed from being the SoC design company of before to being an ARM processor/SoC design technology partner and, as such, have established a range of in-house organizations for the purpose of supporting a multiplicity of design projects, with our sights set on further expansion of our SoC design business."

"We welcome Toshiba Information Systems(Japan) as one of our Approved Design Center Partners. The relationship will increase the availability of ARM processors and tools in the Japanese market," said Takafumi Nishijima, president, ARMKK. "ARM is wholly committed to enabling its Partners with the resources and support necessary to produce next-generation products ahead of the competition."

About the ARM Approved Design Center Program
ARM Approved Design Center Partners must go through a strict approval process to qualify as an ARM Approved Design Center. This includes a design flow audit, training on implementing designs with ARM processors, tools, AMBA® interface peripherals and development techniques. Furthermore, each Approved Design Center must demonstrate its own unique skills in specific technology domains, as well as end-market expertise. The ARM Approved Design Center Program also provides additional benefits such as geographic and time-zone locality and local language support.

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, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com. Click here to check out some major milestones in ARM.

About Toshiba Information Systems(Japan)
 Since its establishment in 1962, Toshiba Information Systems(Japan) Corporation has always utilized state-of-the-art technology in the information industry. As a leading company in the information service area, it has used this technology to meet a variety of computerization needs from both companies and society as a whole. We would like to be a reliable integrated IT solution partner for our customers focusing around Embedded system solutions and SI solutions. The embedded systems for information equipment such as cellular phones, household information devices and in-vehicle information equipment are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Especially, Embedded System Solutions Group provides state-of-the-art solutions including system LSI designing, platform, application development and license sales services for these. (http://www.tjsys.co.jp/)

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