Fujitsu Semiconductor and ARM Sign Strategic Partnership Comprehensive Licence Agreement
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Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe
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Press release date: March 7, 2011
using cutting-edge IP such as Cortex-A15 to expand global business
Langen, Germany - Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe today announces that its parent company Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited has signed a comprehensive licence agreement with ARM for ARM IP products. This strategic agreement will enable Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe to offer platforms featuring the latest ARM technology including the Cortex(TM)-A15 processor, graphics IP and CoreLink(TM) systems IP, helping accelerate its customers' product development.
The two companies have been collaborating for more than a decade. Last November, Fujitsu Semiconductor launched its FM3 family of industrial and general-purpose microcontrollers based on the Cortex-M3 processor.
The combination of compatible and scalable low-power processor IP, including the recently launched Cortex-A15 processor and fabric IP, will enable Fujitsu Semiconductor to provide its customers with complete, full function SoC platforms featuring ARM technology.
"Fujitsu Semiconductor is working to enhance its product appeal and boost its IP line-up," said Corporate Senior Vice President Haruyoshi Yagi of Fujitsu Semiconductor. "One of the major ways in which we are doing so is through this comprehensive licence agreement that we have signed with ARM. This will allow our customers to select the ARM technology most suited for their application, and use a platform that combines it with other IP that we have provided. These platforms will use our proven design and authentication technology, enabling us to achieve high levels of quality and functionality, as well as a dramatic reduction in LSI development time.
"Fujitsu Semiconductor's products meet its customers' needs in a timely manner over a wide range of applications. We are already moving ahead with the provision of IP to ASIC customers and the development of our own ASSPs, which are scheduled to be rolled out in the second half of 2011.
"In addition, we will share the Fujitsu Semiconductor product roadmap with ARM, and closely collaborate in the development of future ARM technologies, from the specification stage onwards. As a strategic partner, we look forward to an even closer relationship with ARM."
"In a constantly evolving marketplace, ARM is committed to empowering its Partners with the resources they need to not only remain competitive today, but to meet future technology challenges head-on," said Tudor Brown, President, ARM. "The combination of ARM's advanced processor and systems technology with Fujitsu's leadership in advanced SoC development, forms a solid foundation for the development of pioneering semiconductor products."
About Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe is a major supplier of semiconductor products. The company provides advanced systems solutions to the automotive, digital TV, mobile telephony, networking and industrial markets. Engineers from design centres dedicated to microcontrollers, graphics controllers, mixed-signal, wireless, multimedia ICs, ASIC products and software development, work closely with Fujitsu Semiconductor's marketing and sales teams throughout EMEA to help satisfy customers' systems development requirements. This solutions approach is supported by a broad range of advanced semiconductor devices, IP, building blocks and software.
For more information, please visit the company's website at: http://emea.fujitsu.com/semiconductor
About ARMe 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 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.
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