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CoreTek And Hopen Collaborate With ARM To Develop Support For JTEK And Swerve Technology

07 September 2004

CAMBRIDGE, UK – Sept. 7, 2004 – ARM [(LSE: ARM) (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that it will collaborate with CoreTek Systems Inc. and Hopen Software Engineering Co., Ltd. to integrate the ARM® Jazelle® Technology Enabling Kit (JTEK™) for Java acceleration and Swerve Client 3D applications platform, developed in collaboration with Superscape Group plc, into their software platforms for wireless devices.

The integration of the JTEK software and Swerve Client into the CoreTek and Hopen software platforms will enable the two companies to create a technical foundation for Chinese device manufacturers, network operators and content providers to bring rich and compelling content and graphics to subscribers.

“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone for ARM and demonstrates our commitment to providing Partners with enabling software solutions that address their specific market needs,” said Jun Tan, president, ARM China. “With the ARM JTEK technology and the Swerve Client, providers can deliver enhanced user experiences, and everyone in the mobile market chain – including chip makers, operators and users -- wins.”

“With close to 300 million subscribers, China is the world’s largest mobile market. We must continue to innovate and provide our customers with software solutions that will satisfy Chinese handset subscribers,” said Professor Yue Gao, vice president, Hopen Software.  “Incorporating ARM JTEK technology, the de-facto solution for Java acceleration on embedded devices, in our products will enable us to meet China’s appetite for powerful, mobile Java applications.” 

“The ability to rapidly develop 3D and Java applications that can easily be downloaded and run on mobile devices will accelerate market demand for next-generation devices,” said Min-Yuan Zhu, chief executive officer, CoreTek Systems. “Our collaboration with ARM in deploying JSR-184 support in our software platform will help set the standard for 3D gaming in China and expand wireless operators’ revenues streams.”

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 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, peripherals, software and tools, combined with the company’s broad Partner community, 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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ARM and Jazelle are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. JTEK is a trademark of ARM Limited. “ARM” is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; and ARM Belgium N.V.