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Licensing ARM IP

ARM offers several flexible licensing models for its technology designed to meet the differing needs of existing and future Partners. The essential characteristics of each of the three most popular models are outlined below:

Perpetual (Implementation) License

  • The perpetual license offers an ARM Partner the necessary rights to perpetually design and manufacture ARM technology-based products.  

Term License

  • This license is suitable for a Partner who wishes to design a number of ARM technology-based products within a specified time-frame (usually three years). The manufacturing rights are perpetual.  

Per Use License

  • The Per Use license is available on selected ARM IP and gives an ARM Partner the right to design a single ARM technology-based product within a specified time-frame (usually three years). The manufacturing rights are perpetual.

In addition ARM enables fabless ARM semiconductor and design Partners to gain access to ARM processor IP through the Processor Foundry Program.

ARM also enables its physical and selected processor IP to be downloaded via the ARM DesignStart Program, and supports academic study by providing an opportunity for universities to gain access to ARM IP including the ARM University DesignStart Program.

 
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