| TOSHIBA LICENSES ARM1176JZF-S HIGH-PERFORMANCE MICROPROCESSOR|
25 October, 2005
TOKYO, JAPAN AND CAMBRIDGE, UK Oct. 25, 2005 Toshiba Corporation and ARM [(LSE: ARM; (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that Toshiba has licensed the ARM1176JZF-STM processor. Toshiba will use the processor to develop SoCs for advanced digital consumer electronics products and mobile phones, with the first SoCs introduced around the end of 2006.
The high-performance ARM1176JZF-S processor, which is capable of performance in excess of 550 MHz in current 90nm process technologies, features a vector floating-point unit that accelerates 3D graphics, and is the first to incorporate ARM® TrustZone® security technology, which prevents unauthorized access to personal information and other sensitive data stored in the built-in memory. TrustZone technology facilitates the development of portable security solutions that are compatible with different operating systems. The ARM1176JZF-S processor also utilizes ARM Intelligent Energy Manager (IEM) technology, which reduces power consumption by dynamically adjusting clock frequency and supplied voltage according to the processing requirements of the software running on it. IEM technology reduces power consumption in the processor by as much as 70 percent, enabling devices to run feature-rich applications without sacrificing battery life.
"ARM continues to be a strategic partner of Toshiba," said Yutaka Murao, general manager of Telecommunication & Custom LSI, System LSI Division I at Toshiba's Semiconductor Company. "The superb performance, high security, and low-power consumption of the ARM11 family processors reinforce Toshiba's development of SoCs for innovative digital consumer electronics products and mobile phones."
"Industry adoption of the ARM11 family continues to accelerate in Japan," said Takafumi Nishijima, president of ARM KK. "Toshiba's selection of the ARM high performance, low-power consumption solution will further expand the presence of ARM in key markets such as consumer digital electronics and mobile devices."
The ARM1176JZF-S processor has been widely adopted for demanding mobile and consumer applications, due to its high-end performance, energy economy and rich feature set. Toshiba's licensing of the ARM1176JZF-S processor follows last year's successful implementation of ARM1136J-S processor to meet a wide range of customer needs.
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