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Toshiba Licenses ARM946E-S(TM) Core for Telecommunication and Network Products

17 October, 2000

Toshiba Corporation
ARM Limited

TOKYO, Japan and CAMBRIDGE, UK - Oct. 17, 2000 -- Toshiba Corporation and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor technology, today announced that Toshiba has licensed the ARM946E-S core. This license will enable Toshiba to reinforce its presence in the embedded market and to extend its intellectual property (IP) offering, which includes the previously licensed ARM7TDMI(R) core.

The ARM946E-S solution is a core macrocell, operating at 150 to 200MHz and offering flexible cache. Toshiba will combine this functionality with its industry-leading capabilities in embedded technology for logic and DRAM products. Toshiba will integrate the ARM(R) core and DRAM in a complete system-on-chip (SoC) solution for applications including third-generation wireless telecommunication systems.

"This license will allow us to offer a wide product line-up covering diversifying customer needs," said Shigeru Komatsu, general manager of the Telecom and Network Division at Toshiba's Semiconductor Company. "The telecom market in Europe is growing fast, and the industry needs SoC solutions. We can draw on our leadership in embedded technology to develop and promote totally integrated solutions."

Toshiba has also licensed the ARM Embedded Trace MacrocellTM solution (ETM9) for advanced system-on-chip (SoC) debug. The ETM9 will enable Toshiba to quickly and cost-effectively debug their ARM946E-S core-based solutions.

"Toshiba has a strong presence as a semiconductor supplier to the telecommunications and networking markets. Their licensing of the ARM946E-S solution is a clear indication that the ARM architecture is truly scaleable, enabling complete SoC solutions that meet a broad range of customer needs," said Reynette Au, vice president of Worldwide Marketing for ARM. "The combination of Toshiba's market-leading embedded logic and DRAM products and ARM's industry-proven microprocessor and debug technology will deliver innovative solutions to the embedded market."

Toshiba SoC devices incorporating the ARM946E-S solution are expected to be available from 1Q 2001.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. The company's integration of these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as a leading company in semiconductors, LCDs and other electronic devices. Toshiba has 191,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US$50 billion. Visit Toshiba's website at

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 the volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at

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