28 February 2011
ARM announces license agreement with Fujitsu
Cambridge based ARM has signed a comprehensive license agreement with Fujitsu Semiconductor for its IP products. Through the agreement, Fujitsu will offer platforms featuring the latest ARM technology such as the Cortex-A15 processor, pictured, Mali graphics and CoreLink systems IP.
According to both companies, the deal will enable Fujitsu to provide complete, full function SoC platforms and reduce time to market.
Haruyoshi Yagi, Fujitsu Semiconductor's corporate senior vice president said that the company is moving ahead with the provision of IP to asic customers and the development of its ASSP, scheduled to be rolled out sequentially 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 setting stage and up," he said. "As a strategic partner, we look forward to an even closer relationship with ARM."
The two companies have been collaborating for more than a decade. In November, Fujitsu Semiconductor launched sales of its FM3 family of general purpose microcomputers equipped with the Cortex-M3 processor.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe GmbH
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