ARM Acquires Advanced Display Technology from Cadence

  ARM Acquires Advanced Display Technology from Cadence

  Cadence and ARM Deepen Collaboration on High-End Mobile Device Development

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- September 2, 2013

ARM, the leading semiconductor IP supplier (LSE: ARM; NASDAQ: ARMH) and
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic
design innovation, today announced that the companies have signed a definitive
agreement for the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores
to ARM. The agreement enhances the companies’ long-standing ecosystem
collaboration and strengthens their technical alignment.

Cadence’s PANTA family of high-resolution display processor and scaling
coprocessor IP cores was co-developed in conjunction with ARM and is targeted
at advanced multimedia applications for high-end mobile devices with ultra-low
power consumption.

“Display technology is critical to the mobile consumer’s user experience,”
said Pete Hutton, executive vice president and general manager, Media
Processing Division, ARM. “The addition of the PANTA family of display cores
to the ARM product portfolio will help our ecosystem of partners get to market
quickly with high-end displays that are fully integrated with ARM’s leading
Mali™ graphics and video solutions and protected with ARM TrustZone®

Martin Lund, senior vice president of Cadence’s IP group said, “ARM and
Cadence work together closely on many levels, including IP integration,
verification IP (VIP) for all ARM AMBA protocols, and high-performance design
solutions optimized for ARM cores. As a result, both companies offer more
tightly integrated solutions to our mutual customers.”

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 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. Find out more about ARM by
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About Cadence

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential
role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers
use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced
semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications
equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose,
Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the
world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the
company, its products, and services is available at


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