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ARM Announces 10 Billionth Mobile Processor

16 February 2009

WHAT: At the 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ARM announced that has ARM® Partners have shipped 10billion ARM Powered® processors to the mobile device market – the equivalent of 2.5 ARM processors for every mobile cellular subscriber in the world.[1]

With the 10 billionth processor shipped, ARM has emerged as the architecture of choice for mobile devices and can be found in devices as diverse as Ultra Low Cost Handsets through to Smartphones, MIDs and now Netbooks. In the late 1990s, GSM phones began to shrink to pocket-sized devices with excellent battery life – in part this was due to the market widely adopting the ARM7™ family of processors.  With each new generation of ARM processors, there have been corresponding increases in functionality, fun and user experience.  The 2009 Mobile World Congress is an important one for ARM and its Partners as the latest Cortex™ family of processors are at the heart of new, exciting web-centric products such as the Palm Pre and Toshiba TG-01 handsets, Netbooks and Hybrid PCs.  It is also the event where we can show the next-generation Cortex-A9 MPCore™ multicore processor for the first time running Symbian OS, demonstrating that increases in power-efficient performance can be obtained by having clusters of Cortex family processors working together on a single chip.

The average mobile phone shipped in 2008 had approximately two ARM technology-based processors.  More complex Smartphones often have four or five; functioning not only as application processors, but also in the modem, WLAN, GPS, SIM, camera module and Bluetooth ICs.  ARM’s partnership of more than 500 Connected Community members includes 200 silicon Partners who shipped 126 ARM Powered chips per second last year, including the silicon in nearly every device on show at Mobile World Congress.

WHEN: Monday, February 16th, 2009  

WHERE: Booth 1C01, Hall 1, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/

WHO: 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 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and 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 and ARM Powered are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM7, Cortex, MPCore and Connected Community is a trademark 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 Ltd; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Physical IP, Inc.; ARM Norway, AS; and ARM Sweden AB.

Contact Details:

Kersti Klami / Blaise Hammond
Racepoint Group Europe
+44 (208) 752 3216 / 3203
kersti.klami@racepointgroup.com / blaise.hammond@racepointgroup.com         

Michelle Spencer
ARM
+44 1628 427780
michelle.spencer@arm.com


[1] International Telecommunication Union, Sept 2008.