Fudan University Licenses ARM7TDMI Processor for Advanced SoC Research Projects

China's Only State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System Selects ARM Technology for SoC Design Research and Training

SHANGHAI, China and CAMBRIDGE, England, July 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fudan University, one of the top universities in China, and ARM (NASDAQ: ARMHY) today announced that the State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System has licensed the ARM7TDMI(R) processor through the ARM(R) Foundry Program. The State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System will implement ARM technology in its advanced SoC designs for research and training purposes.

Chinese fabless companies continue to grow at a tremendous rate; however, the market still faces a shortage of talented designers and developers. By licensing ARM technology, China's only State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System in Fudan University will help increase the number of capable, local designers and developers by providing them with training through ARM technology-based SoC design and research projects using ARM solutions. The laboratory has trained many IC designers and developers in China during the last decade.

"The ARM architecture is widely recognized as the ideal solution to deliver high-performance, low-cost and power-efficient embedded SoC design systems," said Professor Dr. Zhiliang Hong, deputy director of State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System, director of IC Design Laboratory, Fudan University. "This agreement will enable us to develop our research and training programs using the popular ARM7TDMI processor, which is among the most widely used in today's SoC design environment."

"Since entering China in 2001, ARM has brought advanced technologies to the market and established a thriving ARM Powered(R) ecosystem. A central part of this ecosystem involves training and skills development at the local level," said Dr. Jun Tan, president of ARM China. "We expect this agreement, along with our University Program, will enable China to cultivate more IC design specialists-speeding the shift from 'made in China' to 'developed in China'."

About State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System in Fudan University

Founded in 1992, the State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System in Fudan University is the only Chinese key laboratory focusing on IC design and SoC technology research and teaching. Its major research fields include: ASIC system (and sub-system) design, ASIC chip design and testing, and processes and components for ASIC design. It is one of the most influential IC design, development and research centres and the strongest IC designers' culturists in China. More information on the State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System in Fudan University is available at http://me.fudan.edu.cn/brief/asics.htm.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that lies 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 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.

ARM, ARM Powered and ARM7TDMI are registered 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; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.

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