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ChipX Licenses ARM Processor

ASIC solutions-provider ChipX Inc. licensed processor IP cores from ARM for use in its embedded arrays and standard-cell ASICs. The licensed ARM processors include the ARM926EJ, which features an enhanced 32-bit RISC CPU, Data and Instruction CACHE, a memory management unit (MMU) and DSP instructions. The ARM processors, used in consumer electronics like imaging products and industrial equipment, provide ChipX customers with another choice for their ASIC designs along with its current CPU offering of 8- and 32-bit processors. "The ARM926EJ processor adds a software dimension of configurability to our hardware configurable ASIC technology," Elie Massabki, vice president of marketing at ChipX, said in a statement. "Designers with a significant code base written for ARM can now take advantage of ChipX's broad ASIC portfolio without having to worry about software ports to different architectures." "ChipX has some unique system-on-chip technology and licensing the ARM926EJ processor will enable them to provide a natural extension to their current offerings," Kevin McDermott, director of CPU product marketing at ARM, said in a statement. "This agreement sees ChipX leveraging our technology and their membership of the ARM Connected Community to shorten and simplify customers' development cycles."

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