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Item 1

ARM Offers Free Access to Cortex-M0 Processor IP to Streamline Embedded SoC Design

13 October 2015

ARM® DesignStart™portal now offers SoC designers free ARM Cortex®-M0 processor IP for design, simulation and prototyping, and a low-cost simplified licensing package for commercialization.

Cambridge, UK, Oct. 13, 2015 – ARM is making it far easier to design, prototype and produce system-on-a-chip (SoC) components by offering free pre-commercialization use of ARM Cortex-M0 processor IP and low-cost FPGA prototyping. The package is available through the ARM DesignStart portal and includes:

The package will enable the design, simulation and testing of new SoCs using a pre-configured Cortex-M0 processor without incurring the capital costs typically associated with up-front licensing. There is an option to move to the prototyping stage with a $995 ARM Versatile™ Express FPGA development board.

Developers wishing to enter full commercial production can then purchase a simplified and standardized $40,000 fast track license. This includes commercial use of ARM Cortex-M0 processor IP, SDK, and Keil MDK development tools, along with ARM technical support.

The upgraded DesignStart portal makes ARM technology available to the broadest range of SoC developers, from startups to established vendors, and makes the path to full commercial production easier and faster than ever.

"The DesignStart portal is available to all SoC designers, but will be particularly valuable to companies that are incorporating ARM technology for the first time," said Nandan Nayampally, vice president of marketing, CPU group, ARM. "We want to enable startups, makers and other entrants into IoT as well as embedded applications to accelerate their development path with an excellent starting point around which to build their technology and rapidly achieve commercially viable solutions. The new portal package achieves this by offering an easy route to design and production with industry-leading ARM technology, backed by the broadest embedded software ecosystem."

"By offering the Cortex-M0 processor IP in a low cost package, ARM is making it far easier for companies to create their own SoCs," said Dermot Barry, vice president, semiconductor solutions, S3 Group. "By using proven mixed signal IP from S3 Group and ARM processor IP, our customers have already reduced their bill of materials by up to 90 percent."

"There are multiple product benefits that can be delivered by custom SoCs, such as lower power demands, improved functionality, smaller chip size and a reduced bill of materials," said Dr. Zhongjie Wu, President and CEO, Mindmotion. "We applaud ARM's move to provide many more companies with the ability to develop custom SoCs."

"We anticipate a significant move to custom SoC development, particularly for Internet of Things applications," said Julian Kingsbury, vice president, Asia Pacific, Sondrel. "ARM is the low-power processor of choice for IoT and we are delighted to work with them to help bring the benefits of custom SoCs to startups and OEMs alike."

"There is an increasing trend in China for custom SoCs in IoT, mixed signal and general embedded applications," said Jerry Ardizzone, senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Brite Semiconductor. "This move by ARM, along with Brite's IoT platform expertise will help ensure that more developers can easily access ARM processors with the broadest ecosystem of IP, software and tools, to better address the market that fabless customers are targeting."

The updated DesignStart portal, which also gives access to a broad range of ARM Artisan® physical IP, is available for immediate use at


Notes to Editors

The Cortex-M0 evaluation package is available for download as a pre-configured Verilog netlist and is an update to a previous Cortex-M0 DesignStart package. The package includes an FPGA prototyping option with full debug capabilities (requiring the purchase of an ARM-supplied FPGA board).

About ARM DesignStart Online Portal

The ARM DesignStart portal provides easy and comprehensive online access to a broad range of physical and processor IP from ARM. As well as the ARM Cortex-M0 kit, the portal also includes an extensive selection of ARM Artisan logic, memory and interface IP. DesignStart IP provides a silicon proven path to accelerate ARM processor-based SoC designs. See

About the ARM Cortex-M0 Processor

The Cortex-M0 core is ARM's most licensed processor and is the smallest 32-bit ARM processor. The exceptional small gate count, low power and minimal code footprint of the processor makes it ideal for low power MCU and mixed signal applications, providing 32-bit performance and efficiency in an 8/16-bit footprint. ARM Cortex-M0 also offers a broad ecosystem, software development tools support and a future proof solution through upward compatibility with the Cortex-M family. As the entry-level ARM processor, it is ideal for those who need low cost access to industry standard processor IP.


Andy Winstanley
+44 1223 405244/ +44 7788 249712
Director of Corporate PR, ARM

About ARM

ARM (LSE: ARM, NASDAQ: ARMH.US) designs technology at the heart of the World's most advanced digital products. We are enabling the development of new markets and transformation of industries and society, invisibly creating opportunity for a globally connected population. Our scalable, energy-efficient processor designs and related technologies deliver intelligence wherever computing happens, ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, digital TVs, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

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Item 2

ARM Mali-470 GPU Offers Improved Efficiency and Experiences on Wearable and IoT Devices

20 October 2015

Cambridge, UK, Oct. 20, 2015 – ARM has released a new highly-efficient graphics processing unit (GPU) to enable smartphone-quality visuals on wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The ARM ® Mali™-470 GPU delivers an enhanced user interface for power-constrained products, including smart watches, home gateways and appliances, industrial control panels and healthcare monitors. It is available for immediate licensing, with the first Mali-470 enabled devices expected in late 2016.

"ARM scrutinizes every milliwatt across the entire SoC to enable OEMs to optimize energy-efficiency and open up new opportunities," aid Mark Dickinson, vice president and general manager, media processing group, ARM. "Energy-efficiency is particularly important for devices requiring sophisticated graphics on a low power budget such as wearables, entry-level smartphones and IoT devices. Mali-470 has been designed to meet this demand as it will enable enhanced user interfaces that are extremely energy-lean."

Mali is the number one licensable GPU IP in the mobile market with Mali-400 powering more than a billion devices. Building on the success of Mali-400, Mali-470 delivers the same rich performance while halving the power consumption at the same process geometry. This will provide ARM's silicon partners with scalable SoC options to enable them to create embedded graphics subsystems that meet the needs of new low-power devices.

Extending the Smartphone Experience to Other Devices

User interfaces and displays across mobile and IoT platforms are increasingly interactive and immersive but silicon design teams face challenges associated with shrinking power and space constraints. Mali-470 helps SoC designers meet these challenges by delivering:

Ease of Integration and Application Development

The majority of Android™, Android Wear and other emerging operating systems use the OpenGL ® ES 2.0 API and driver stack. For modern user interfaces, OpenGL ES 2.0 offers the ideal balance between pixel control and energy-efficiency. Mali-470 uses the same industry-standard OpenGL ES 2.0 driver stack as Mali-400 so there is no need to re-optimize existing applications and developers receive the added benefit of long-term support.

Expanded Experiences

Manufacturers are focused on creating products with unique functionality to meet the constant demand for more immersive experiences with mobile and IoT devices. For example, sports and smart watchmakers compete on the quality of information their products offer to athletes to give them better insight into their performance. More intense graphics also open the door for real-time performance and health data to be evaluated and displayed in rich new ways. For IoT device-makers, energy-efficiency is fundamental in this graphics equation. This is where Mali-470 is positioned, as it enables makers to build stronger display capabilities and touch interfaces into highly power-constrained devices that historically relied on push buttons or...