MediaTek Extends Partnership With ARM To Drive Next-Generation Mobile And Consumer Technology

ARM (LSE: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMH) the world’s leading semiconductor IP supplier and MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE:  2454), a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, announced today that MediaTek has acquired a broad license to Cortex-A50 Series processor cores and the next generation of ARM Mali graphics processing Unit (GPU) solutions. This combination positions MediaTek and its customers at the fore of current central processing unit (CPU) and GPU technology.

“MediaTek has taken the leadership position with the MT8135 mobile SoC being the first application processor to employ ARM’s big.LITTLE™ architecture in a heterogeneous multiprocessing (HMP) configuration," said Tom Cronk, executive vice president and general manager, Processor Division, ARM. “ARM is pleased to build upon this partnership for innovative mobile consumer products. The Cortex-A50 series of processors, alongside the Mali GPU products, help MediaTek to continue its position as an industry leader.”

“MediaTek is delighted to be working closely with ARM to bring the benefits of cutting-edge CPU and GPU solutions to manufacturers and consumers worldwide,” said Johan Lodenius, chief marketing officer, MediaTek. “Together with ARM, we are setting the pace for low power, high performance products that give users the benefits of next-generation processing speed, security and graphics.”

ARM is in the unique position of providing an optimized compute platform that uses ARM Cortex processors, Mali GPU and ARM CoreLink™ CCI-400 technologies. Alongside technologies such as big.LITTLE and MediaTek’s SoC and system expertise, this heterogeneous approach means that the broad range of applications needed in mobile devices can be processed faster and more efficiently when divided between the CPUs and the GPUs. This arrangement makes full use of the inherent capabilities of each system component to achieve the best possible balance of power and performance.

The ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 support the ARMv8-A Architecture with both 64-bit and 32-bit execution. These processors extend the available performance range with a focus on power-efficient implementation while maintaining compatibility with the existing 32-bit software ecosystem around ARM processors. The ARM Mali GPU family scales to deliver industry-leading graphics on entry level smartphones, through to visually stunning user experiences for future top-end superphones, tablets and Smart TVs.

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

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About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SoC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the "2454" code, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, United States, Japan, Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, visit MediaTek’s website at  www.mediatek.com

ENDS

ARM, Artisan and AMBA are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Cortex, CoreLink, big.LITTLE, Mali and POP are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. “ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS and ARM Sweden AB.

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