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Doulos and ARM Deliver New Course For PrimeXsys Platform Verification

03 September 2003

New course enables Partners to accelerate the creation and delivery of ARM Powered® devices

RINGWOOD, UK AND CAMBRIDGE, UK – Sept. 3, 2003 – Doulos, Europe's leading independent SoC design and verification training company, and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced a new training course for licensees of the ARM® PrimeXsys™ Platform. The jointly developed course will educate ARM Partners on the key elements of the PrimeXsys Platform verification methodology and environment, speeding the creation and delivery of leading-edge digital devices.

"Doulos has worked to integrate ARM's leading-edge design methodologies and platform technologies with our unrivalled training material to bring a valuable resource to ARM Partners," said Rob Hurley, managing director at Doulos. "By incorporating our expertise into one training session, we are providing ARM Partners with the knowledge necessary to easily and rapidly develop a wide range of ARM Powered® application-focused devices using the PrimeXsys Platform."

ARM and Doulos will deliver the training material jointly worldwide with one instructor from each company. This comprehensive hands-on training course will provide an introduction to the PrimeXsys Platform verification strategy and Verisity's Specman Elite™ for verification of systems for the AMBA™ on-chip interconnect specification.

"Doulos has been providing training in Europe for over a decade and is already an ARM Approved Training Center," said Chris Shore, ATC Program manager at ARM. "This collaboration has enabled us to provide a comprehensive training course on our PrimeXsys Platform while supporting Specman Elite verification technology, which will enable our Partners to learn how to extend the verification environment to their own IP."

The ARM PrimeXsys Platform provides the standard framework for the creation and delivery of leading-edge digital devices, by providing a licensable, extendable product comprising hardware, software and verification methodology tools. Current licensees include NeoMagic, Sanyo and ST.

The PrimeXsys Platform course is part of the ARM Training Program, which was established in 1994 to satisfy the growing demand for training in ARM technology for ARM semiconductor Partners, OEMs and design centers worldwide.

About ARM
ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in markets such as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions.

About Doulos
Doulos is the leader for independent know-how in leading edge methodologies for SoC, FPGA/CPLD and ASIC design. They have set the industry standard for high quality training development and delivery for more than 12 years, with a portfolio that now covers system level design and verification, as well as hardware design. The design know-how partner for more than 600 companies across 14 countries, Doulos' in-house expertise supports training and project services in a wide range of design domains including:SystemCTM, e, SystemVerilog, Handel-C, VHDL, Verilog®, Perl, Tcl/Tk, and design verification.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Doulos
Rachael Mundy
Tel: +44 (0)1425 471223
Email: rachael.mundy@doulos.com