ARC adds four chip core licensees in Asia

March 29, 2007 – ARC International says it has signed licensing agreements with four Asia-based semiconductor companies for its configurable technologies to create system-on-chips (SoC).

The new customers and targeted technologies/applications include: AD Technology (Korea, powerline communications); UMC fabless affiliate Crystal Media (Taiwan, Internet phone SoC/VoIP); Fullhan Microelectronics (China, video codecs); and Phison Electronics (Taiwan, NAND flash drives). Fullhan is also ARC’s first publicly-announced Chinese customer. AD Technology will use the technology as part of work with the Korean government and Korean Electricity & Power Research Institute.

“We welcome these new customers to ARC as they join close to 140 others who are using ARC’s configurable subsystems and cores to create SoCs for high-growth markets,” said Derek Meyer, SVP of sales and marketing at ARC International, in a statement.


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