Fujitsu Semiconductor Licenses ARM big.LITTLE and Mali-T624 Technologies to Support a Wide Range of Consumer and Industrial

  Fujitsu Semiconductor Licenses ARM big.LITTLE and Mali-T624 Technologies to
  Support a Wide Range of Consumer and Industrial Devices

Fujitsu Semiconductor combines leading-edge ARM® Cortex® and Mali™ processors
 to meet the needs of the visual computing space at advanced levels of energy

Business Wire

YOKOHAMA, Japan & CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom -- July 2, 2013

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and ARM today announced a licensing agreement
that enables Fujitsu Semiconductor to release a system on chip (SoC) solution
which takes advantage of the benefits of ARM big.LITTLE™ technology and ARM
Mali-T624 graphics processing. Fujitsu Semiconductor’s first SoC solution
under this agreement will incorporate a dual-core Cortex-A15 processor and
dual-core Cortex-A7 processor intended for a wide range of consumer and
industrial devices, and for visualization systems which enable users to
control data and programs via on-screen graphics. Fujitsu Semiconductor brings
their extensive experience in these markets to realize the benefits offered by
the big.LITTLE combination, while optimizing graphics plus graphics processing
unit (GPU) Compute functionality. Utilizing a quad-core version of the
Mali-T624 GPU to take over specific tasks from the CPU greatly enhances
overall system performance and user experience, while improving system power.

ARM big.LITTLE technology answers one of today's biggest industry challenges:
How to create a system on chip (SoC) that provides both high performance as
well as improved energy efficiency. big.LITTLE processing brings scalable and
efficient performance to the tightly-coupled combination of two ARM dual CPU
clusters. This arrangement is transparent to computer programs, with the
big.LITTLE multi-processing (MP) software automatically choosing the right
processor for the right job. This is the most efficient way to build an ARM
quad-core system and delivers up to 70% energy savings with peak performance.
Find out more about big.LITTLE technology here.

Consumers’ expectations of visual interfaces and user experiences continue to
rise. The industry’s focus is on how these expectations can be met in an
exciting yet energy efficient way. Both ARM Cortex CPUs and Mali processors
have been designed with this key demand in mind. The combination of ARM Cortex
and Mali enables not only the underlying ARM architecture benefits to be
realized but also enables tasks to be assigned across the system to be run on
the optimal processor. This flexibility is created through big.LITTLE
technology and Mali GPU market-leading support for GPU Compute functionality.

“Being able to bring a flexible, high-performance solution to address the
dynamic market associated with visual computing is vital for Fujitsu
Semiconductor,” said Mitsugu Naito, executive vice president, Advanced
Products Business Unit, Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited. ”The energy-efficient
pairing of ARM Cortex CPUs in big.LITTLE configuration with the market-leading
performance and GPU Compute functionality offered by the Mali-T624 opens up a
wide range of opportunities for the features offered to end consumers and
industrial applications.”

“ARM is pleased to be building on a close relationship with Fujitsu
Semiconductor and we are excited about the potential offered by combining
big.LITTLE technology with Mali GPUs for a wider range of end devices,” said
Pete Hutton, executive vice president & general manager, Media Processing
Division, ARM. “The capabilities of next-generation ARM Cortex and Mali GPUs
in concert will make innovative features possible for consumers and businesses
with market-leading energy efficiency at the system level.”

About Fujitsu Semiconductor

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited designs, manufactures, and sells semiconductors,
providing highly reliable, optimal solutions and support to meet the varying
needs of its customers. Products and services include microcontrollers, ASICs,
ASSPs, and power management ICs, with wide-ranging expertise focusing on
mobile, ecological, automotive, imaging, security, and high-performance
applications. Fujitsu Semiconductor also drives power efficiency and
environmental initiatives. Headquartered in Yokohama, Fujitsu Semiconductor
Limited (formerly named Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited) was established as a
subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited on March 21, 2008. Through its global sales and
development network, with sites in Japan and throughout Asia, Europe, and the
Americas, Fujitsu Semiconductor offers semiconductor solutions to the global

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from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging,
automotive, security and storage devices. ARMs 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 comprehensive design
services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner
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