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TOSHIBA LICENSES ARM CORE FOR MOBILE PRODUCTS

30 January, 2002


New License will enable ARM Jazelle technology for mobile applications

ARM LIMITED.
Toshiba Corporation

TOKYO, JAPAN and CAMBRIDGE, UK - January 30, 2002 - 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 ARM926EJ-STM core processor. This license will enable Toshiba to offer an ideal processor for wireless applications such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs).

Toshiba became an ARM(R) licensee in 1999 with the ARM7TDMI(R) core and the ARM946E-STM core, which it has used to reinforce its embedded microprocessor business. The newly-licensed ARM926EJ-S core is optimized for mobile products that support JavaTM technology environments.

The ARM926EJ-S core contains ARM JazelleTM technology that accelerates Java execution by up to 8 times compared to a fully software-based JVM. It can also run diverse platform operating systems, such as Linux, Palm OS, Windows CE and Symbian OS, in mobile phone or other applications. The ARM926EJ-S core is fully synthesizable, enabling it to be applied to several generations of process technology. It also features selectable size instruction and data caches, and instruction and data tightly-coupled memory interfaces. To further ease development of a complex SoC an Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETM) interface, and an AMBA(R) AHB (Advanced High-Performance Bus) on-chip interconnect interface are also provided.

"Mobile products are evolving to embrace such functions as image transmission, that requires de facto standard Java technology-based middleware. This license will allow us to easily offer a Java technology-based SoC solution to our customers," said Shigeru Komatsu, general manager of the Telecom and Network Division at Toshiba's Semiconductor Company. "Our licensing of the industry-leading ARM926EJ-S core will enable us to expand our SoC solution business with IP-rich advanced embedded-technologies."

"By licensing the ARM926EJ-S core, Toshiba, a major global semiconductor supplier, is able to design and supply to their customers core-based SoCs with excellent Java technology and integer performance to meet the needs of future generations of exacting applications," said Takio Ishikawa, president of ARM K.K. "By adding the powerful and flexible ARM926EJ-S core to its existing ARM licenses for the ARM7TDMI core and the ARM946E-S core, Toshiba is significantly broadening the choices they are able to provide to their customers."

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 188,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US$47 billion. Visit Toshiba's website at http://www.toshiba.co.jp

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 http://www.arm.com.


ARM, ARM7TDMI, and AMBA are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. ARM 926EJ-S, ARM946E-S and Jazelle are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc (LSE: ARM and Nasdaq: ARMHY); its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM, INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd; and ARM France SAS.


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