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ARM Software Delivers Unparalleled 3D Graphics And Java Acceleration For LG Feature Phones

25 April 2006

Mobile 3D graphics engine and Java software delivers high performance with low power

CAMBRIDGE, UK – April 25, 2006 – ARM, [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], today announced that LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 06657.KS), a pioneer in multimedia convergence technology, has licensed the ARM®  Swerve Client and Jazelle® JTEK™ software for integration into its next-generation ARM Powered® feature phones. Delivering high-performance 3D graphics; fast, low-cost deployment; and multitasking Java capability; the software enables a complete gaming experience on ARM processor-based mobile devices.

ARM Swerve Client software, delivers industry-leading performance and enables the provision of compelling multimedia, 3D Java applications. ARM’s Jazelle JTEK software, a powerful Java accelerator, delivers superior performance with fast start-up, quick response to user actions and increased battery life. With the combined ARM software solutions, handset manufacturers can deliver a richer mobile experience, incorporating striking 3D graphics and outstanding Java performance to their users.

“Swerve Client and Jazelle JTEK software sets the market benchmark for ease of integration, reduced handset development time and lower costs,” said Lance Howarth, general manager of Embedded Software, ARM. “ARM software products, have become the preferred solutions among market-leading companies such as BenQ Mobile, LG Electronics, Motorola, NTT Docomo and Samsung. Swerve Client and Jazelle JTEK software offer a time-to-market advantage with low memory and power requirements, creating a solution matched with superior mobile content produced by the leading mobile content publishers around the world.”

Swerve Client software integrates seamlessly into a phone’s Java Virtual Machine and is written in optimized ARM code specifically targeted at handsets, taking advantage of 3D hardware acceleration where available to deliver superior 3D performance.  Jazelle JTEK software utilizes the Jazelle DBX acceleration hardware built into ARM processors including the ARM926EJ-S™ processor, which powers many of the most popular feature phones and smart phones available today.

The first LG Electronics handset to use the ARM software combination became available in March 2006.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics Inc., (KSE:06657.KS) is the leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications. The company has more than 72,000 employees working in 77 subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. LG Electronics is the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, residential air conditioners, optical storage devices and home theater system. With total revenue of more than USD 35 billion (consolidated USD 45 billion), LG Electronics is comprised of four business units: Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media.

LG Electronics Mobile Communication Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets, which have been designed to improve the value of customer life. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, the company is rapidly establishing a global presence and growing its international market share in 3G handsets. For more information please visit www.lge.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.

ENDS

ARM, ARM Powered and Jazelle are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM926EJ-S and JTEK are trademarks of ARM Limited.  All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. “ARM” is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; 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.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.


Contact Details:

ARM PRESS OFFICE: +44 208 846 0797

Niall O’Malley
Text 100
+44 208 846 0740
londonarm@text100.co.uk
Michelle Spencer
ARM
+44 1628 427780
michelle.spencer@arm.com 




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