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Datang Extends Partnership With ARM For Communications And Multimedia Application Platform

25 January 2005

BEIJING, CHINA, AND CAMBRIDGE, UK - Jan. 25, 2005 - Datang Microelectronics Technologies Co. Ltd (DMT), the leading fabless company in China, and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], announced today that DMT has licensed the TM processor. Through the ARM® Foundry Program, DMT will adopt the DSP and Jazelle® technology-enabled ARM926EJ processor for its communications and multimedia application platform, which is targeting the consumer electronics market.

The  processor is based on a 32-bit RISC CPU running a 16-bit fixed point DSP instruction set, which enhances the performance of many signal processing algorithms and applications. In addition, the processor supports Jazelle technology which enables devices to execute Java byte code directly. The solution enables wireless and internet device developers to build in the capability to run high-performance Java technology applications much faster, with limited power and cost penalties

The ARM926EJ processor supports operating systems including Symbian OS, Windows CE and Linux, which makes it an ideal choice for communications and multimedia applications. The ARM926EJ processor is a single chip MCU, DSP and Java solution that can greatly benefit engineers by reducing development costs and shortening cycle time.

"ARM is the preferred architecture for wireless and consumer electronics platform. The ARM926EJ processor can provide advantages of low power, high performance and low cost," said Mr Yan-Hui Yang, vice president of DMT. "Moreover, the integrated DSP and Jazelle technology have significant benefits in consumer electronics, particularly wireless and multimedia applications."

"ARM is committed to enabling Chinese companies to reduce time-to-market by building designs on the ARM architecture, leveraging the benefits from the ARM Connected Community, which is made up of leading foundry, EDA, design service, OS and tools companies," said Dr. Jun Tan, president of ARM China. "We believe this agreement will enable DMT to accelerate its development of advanced communications and consumer solutions for China market"

DMT licensed the TM processor in September 2003 for its wireless applications. This partnership has enabled ARM Powered® products to be commercially produced in the first half of 2005. This new licensing extension will empower DMT to further enhance its R&D capability and products to meet the various demands of the consumer market.

About DMT
Datang Microelectronics Technologies Co Ltd. (DMT) is a leading fabless company in China. It is an application solution and service provider in communication IC and SoC design. DMT's smartcards have achieved annual sales of more than 60 million units in 2003 and been used in many areas. DMT is also a technology innovator who developed the first chip for IC card in China. In addition, DMT is also the owner of the first Chinese GSM SIM card, CDMA UIM card, GPRS/WLAN bi-module card, etc. The company is developing the chips for 3G mobile communication devices. More information on DMT is available at http://www.dmt.com.cn.

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, 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.

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