eSilicon Corporation and ARM Sign Multi-Year IP Agreement

eSilicon Corporation and ARM Sign Multi-Year IP Agreement 
Agreement Spans Cortex, CoreSight, Mali and More 
CAMBRIDGE, UK and SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 --  ARM
and eSilicon Corporation, the largest independent semiconductor
design and manufacturing services provider, today announced that they
have signed a comprehensive multi-year licensing agreement for a
broad portfolio of ARM(R) intellectual property (IP). This includes
the high-performance, energy-efficient ARM Cortex(TM) processor and
ARM Mali(TM) graphics processing unit (GPU) families, ARM
CoreSight(TM) on-chip debug and trace IP, and hard macro
implementations using ARM Artisan(R) Physical IP. Access to this
broad range of ARM IP will enable eSilicon to deliver optimized,
complex custom ICs to customers in a variety of markets, including
the communications, computer, consumer and industrial segments. 
"Our goal is to design an optimized, first-time-right chip for each
of our customers and to meet their market timing demands," said Gino
Skulick, eSilicon's vice president and general manager of ASIC
Solutions. "Through this multi-year agreement, we will continue to
provide our customers with access to high-quality, silicon-proven ARM
IP. Together we help fabless semiconductor companies (FSCs) and OEMs
quickly create highly differentiated products." 
"The huge and diverse ARM ecosystem is key to enabling innovation
throughout the industry. Collaborating with partners like eSilicon
enables customers to reduce risk and time to market by incorporating
ARM IP that has been proven in a wide range of products and across
multiple process nodes," said Noel Hurley, ARM vice president,
marketing and strategy, processor division. "ARM has been working
with eSilicon since 2002 and we are delighted to expand that
relationship with this multi-year agreement." 
About ARM
 ARM designs the technology that is 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 RISC
microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling
software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity
products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with
e 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. 
About eSilicon 
 eSilicon, the largest independent semiconductor
design and manufacturing services provider, delivers ASICs to OEMs
and fabless semiconductor companies through a fast, flexible,
lower-risk path to volume production by deploying its comprehensive
suite of design-through-manufacturing services and custom IP
offerings. eSilicon serves a wide variety of markets including the
communications, computer, consumer and industrial segments. 
eSilicon -- Enabling Your Silicon Success(TM) 
eSilicon is a registered trademark, and the eSilicon logo and
Enabling Your Silicon Success are trademarks, of eSilicon
Corporation. ARM and Artisan are registered trademarks of ARM
Limited. Cortex, Mali and CoreSight are trademarks of ARM Limited.
"ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company
ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM Inc.; ARM KK; ARM
Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting
(Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt.
Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS and ARM Sweden AB. Other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. 
For more information:
Sally Slemons
eSilicon Corpor
Alan Tringham
Tel:+44 (0)1223 400947 
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