ARM, Samsung extend strategic alliance with long-term licensing agreement

July 15, 2002 – Cambridge, England, and Seoul, Korea – ARM, a provider of embedded RISC processor technology, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., have announced an extension to their strategic partnership with a new licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Samsung will gain full access to all IP to be developed independently by ARM for future generation products.

Samsung has previously licensed a number of technologies from ARM, including a number of CPU cores and PrimeCell peripherals. Samsung is adopting ARM as a 32-bit RISC processor. Through this license, the company will gain access to all CPU cores, PrimeCell peripherals, AMBA design kit, AMBA compliance testbench, application software, and the ARM MOVE co-processor. Samsung and ARM will also jointly develop product roadmaps utilizing the ARM architecture.

“Samsung has already achieved considerable success with products based on the ARM architecture,” said Hyung-Lae Roh, exec. VP of SoC development in system LSI division, Samsung Electronics. “We aim to focus our efforts on mobile and digital multimedia product development in areas such as PDAs, smartphones, 2.5G/3G handsets, and networking. Integrating the ARM technology into our product portfolio will accelerate the introduction of Samsung solutions into the highly demanding and unique market of next-generation electronic products. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with ARM.”


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