Global Unichip selects ARM for emerging markets applications


ARM and Global Unichip
Corporation (GUC), an Advanced Technology ASIC company, announced that GUC has
licensed a broad range of ARM Intellectual Property.


This includes the
high performance, energy efficient ARM Cortex processor
and ARM Mali Graphics
Processing Unit (GPU)
families, ARM CoreLink interconnect and system IP, and ARM Artisan Physical IP. 


Access to this broad
range of ARM IP will enable GUC to deliver solutions to a number of markets,
from entry level smartphones and low cost tablets in emerging markets, to high
performance tablets and Smart TVs.


licensed the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor in 2009,
and the new agreement now includes the
ARM Cortex
A5 MPCore processor
and ARM
Mali-300 GPU, as well as other ARM IP. GUC will be
developing products based on ARM technology.


GUC’s silicon
manufacturing customers require differing solutions that are optimized to meet
the needs of a wide range of smart devices, from entry level smart phones
through to Smart TVs, targeted at consumers with a range of budgets and from a
variety of demographics,” said Jim Lai, president, GUC.


This new agreement
means that end users will ultimately benefit from the combination of GUC’s
extensive experience in advanced design technology and the proven technology
leadership of ARM IP. This will provide a choice of high performance, energy
efficient SoCs with visually compelling multimedia capabilities for advanced
platforms, such as Android,” Lai added.


Consumers in both
emerging and more established markets are demanding an increasingly connected
life. Smarter devices, such as entry level smart phones, tablets and smart TVs,
will provide this access,” said Stuart Ching, vice president APAC Sales, ARM.


The new agreement
with GUC will allow their customers to address these markets and benefit from
the ARM architecture and our latest IP, as well as the broad ARM Partner
ecosystem. ARM IP integrated into GUC’s excellent design, operation and
manufacturing capabilities will result in SoCs that are optimized for
performance and energy efficiency,” Ching added.


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