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ARM Pioneer Steve Furber Nominated for the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize

05 May 2010

CAMBRIDGE, UK – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMH)] congratulates Professor Steve Furber on his recognition as a Millennium Technology Prize 2010 Laureate.  On April 14, 2010, Millennium Technology Prize 2010 Laureates were announced recognizing contributions to life-enhancing technological innovation. The Millennium Technology Prize, the largest technology prize in the world, is Finland’s tribute to technological innovations that enrich our everyday lives today as well as in the future.  Furber is nominated for spearheading the development of the ARM architecture which, since its conception 25 years ago, has revolutionized mobile electronics and become increasingly pervasive throughout our lives. ARM brings low-power, high-performance processing to more than 95 percent of mobile phones and 25 percent of all electronics devices, benefiting hundreds of millions worldwide with smart technology.

The winner of the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize and the €1.1million prize fund will be announced on the June 9, 2010.  Previous winners include Tim Berners-Lee in 2004.  

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  • On April 14, 2010 Steve Furber is named a Millennium Technology Prize 2010 Laureate
  • Furber recognized for his research on, and development of the ARM Architecture
  • To date, more than 18 billion ARM-based chips have been manufactured and are used in ubiquitous computing applications, such as mobile phones, digital photography and video, music players, fixed and wireless networking, automobiles and health care
  • The Millennium Technology Prize Winner 2010 will be announce during Millennium Technology Week 7-10 June 2010, in Helsinki