ARM® is celebrating the signing of the 50th
licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support
for 64-bit computing. A total of 27 companies have signed agreements for
the company's ARMv8-A technology as industry momentum builds for greater
compute capability across a wide range of applications. The ARMv8-A
silicon partners include:
The 50th licensing agreement demonstrates the continuing
strength in demand for the company's 64-bit-capable ARM Cortex®-A50
processor family and ARMv8 architecture licenses which will serve future
digital devices and infrastructure deployments coping with more complex
applications within strict power budgets.
"ARMv8-A technology brings multiple benefits, including 64-bit
capability alongside improved efficiency of existing 32-bit
applications," said Noel Hurley, general manager, processor division,
ARM. "Tablets and smartphones are quickly replacing PCs for many tasks
and the ARMv8-A Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53-based chips developed by our
Partners support this transition with important enhancements in
performance and efficiency. These ARMv8-A platforms are also fully
backward compatible and will efficiently execute over a million 32-bit
apps and extensive software assets already in use."
The company began developing its ARMv8-A architecture design in 2007 as
it foresaw the need for more powerful and energy efficient processors.
First announced in November 2011, the cumulative 50 licenses are now
spread across ARMv8-A architecture and ARM Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53
processors. This is ensuring a vibrant and diverse roadmap for a new
range of mobile and connected devices and infrastructure equipment.
ARM has signed more than 1100 license agreements for its processor
designs and is working with around 350 international firms producing
silicon chips for a range of devices from sensors to servers. The
company announced recently that the 50 billionth chip containing an ARM
processor had been shipped by partners and the momentum in 64-bit ARM
architecture is a key component in the journey toward the next 100
Notes to Editors
announces quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 for Stratix 10 SoCs
launches Cortex-A50 Series, the world's most energy-efficient 64-bit
Introduces ThunderX™: A 2.5 GHz, 48 core family of workload optimized
processors for next generation data center and cloud applications
Snapdragon™ 810 Processor
to spearhead deployment of the ARM Cortex-A57 processor - featuring ARM
64-bit technology - for next-generation application-specific IC solutions
architecture introduces 64-bit support to the ARM architecture with
a focus on power-efficient implementation while maintaining
compatibility with existing 32-bit software. By adopting a clean
approach, the ARMv8-A processors such as the ARM Cortex-A57
and ARM Cortex-A53,
extend the performance range available while maintaining the low-power
consumption characteristics of the ARM processors that will power
tomorrow's most innovative and efficient devices.
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technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of
industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors
and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications
ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets,
enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.
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more than 50 billion System on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual
property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected
Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers,
designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for
leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at http://community.arm.com.
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