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HiSilicon Licenses ARM Technology for use in Innovative 3G/4G Base Station, Networking Infrastructure and Mobile Computing Applications

02 August 2011

Access to latest ARM® Intellectual Property (IP) provides HiSilicon with an innovative multicore technology platform to address global market opportunities

Cambridge, UK - 2 August 2011 - ARM today announced that HiSilicon, a leading supplier of ASICs and solutions for communication networks and digital media, has licensed a range of ARM IP for use in 3G/4G base stations, networking infrastructure, mobile computing and power management applications. The broad agreement includes licences for the high performance, energy efficient ARM Cortex™-A15 MPCore™ processor, ARM CoreLink™ CCI-400 Cache Coherent Interconnect fabric IP and the ARM Cortex-M3 processor.

Access to the latest ARM IP, along with a prior license for ARM Cortex-A9, will provide HiSilicon with an innovative multicore technology platform. This will allow it to address global market opportunities with highly competitive solutions, encompassing both ASSP and ASIC products.

"For the last 20 years HiSilicon has focused on providing highly competitive, innovative ASICs to customers around the world. To achieve this required an innovative and scalable platform that differentiated HiSilicon," commented Teresa He, Vice President, HiSilicon. "Partnering with ARM over the years allowed us to develop such a platform and this has helped to position HiSilicon as a global provider of solutions for wireless and networking infrastructure, and digital media. This latest agreement will provide us with the latest ARM IP to address the needs of our customers."

As an ARM Partner, HiSilicon also benefits from membership of the ARM Connected Community®, a global network of over 850 companies with access to a wide variety of resources and aligned to provide optimized solutions to global customers based on the ARM architecture.

"Over the last 5 years ARM has consistently increased its investment in China to enable and support innovation for important partners, such as HiSilicon," said Allen Wu, President, ARM China. "We have been partnering with HiSilicon and Huawei for many years to develop a platform based on ARM technology. The relationship is now enabling broad innovation using ARM IP in many applications, such as consumer multimedia, set top boxes and networking infrastructure. The success of HiSilicon's industry-first eight core ARM Cortex-A9 network SoC is a great example of ARM Partner innovation."

About HiSilicon
HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. was established in October 2004. Formerly the ASIC Design Center of Huawei Technologies, HiSilicon was founded in 1991. With headquarters in Shenzhen of China, HiSilicon has set up design divisions in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley (USA) and Sweden. HiSilicon provides ASICs and solutions for communication network and digital media. These ASICs are widely used in over 100 countries and regions around the world. In the digital media field, HiSilicon has already released the SoC and solution for network surveillance, videophone, DVB and IPTV. After years' accumulation, HiSilicon has mastered the leading IC design and test technologies, constructed the advanced EDA design platform, as well as R&D flow and regulations. Moreover, HiSilicon possesses the IPRs of more than 100 types of self-developed chips, at the same time owns over 500 patents. HiSilicon has kept excellent strategic cooperation with partners from USA, Japan, Europe and China, thus maintain a complete and stable network covering wafer production, encapsulation and test. During 17 years' development, meeting customers' demands are driving force for HiSilicon. The company always aims to provide high quality chip solutions with good services and quick response to customers' request. HiSilicon Technologies will persist in value creation for customers continuously. For more information go to www.HiSilicon.com

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that is 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. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

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