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Taiwan's CIC licenses ARM processors

Posted: 05 Dec 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ARM? National Chip Implementation Center? CIC? processor? ESL?

ARM announced that the National Chip Implementation Center (CIC), an organization that promotes IC design and innovation in Taiwan, has licensed the ARM7TDMI and ARM926EJ-S processors, the RealView CREATE family of ESL tools and the ARM RealView Development Suite 3.0.

According to the press release, the license agreement, which includes the SoC Designer and Core Generator ESL tools, will enable hundreds of engineering students working with the ARM architecture across Taiwan to access the RealView tools solution, which provides system design and software tools that span initial architecture optimization through to cycle accurate simulation of the final system design.

In addition, CIC will deliver the ARM7TDMI and the ARM926EJ-S processors and tools portfolio to universities across Taiwan, enabling students to learn the intricacies of SoC design and optimization in the laboratory, encouraging innovation by student engineers and giving them a valuable head start in the electronics industry.

"The ARM7TDMI and ARM926EJ-S processors, used in combination with the ARM tools portfolio, will ensure that a consistent crop of high-quality graduates emerge from university, already well versed in the tools of the trade. By training the next generation of Taiwan's engineers to design using ARM processors and tools, we are safeguarding and strengthening future IC initiatives," said Jing-Yang Jou, director general, CIC.

"Building on its status as a hub of the global foundry industry, Taiwan is also emerging as a semiconductor and IC design market in itself. Since 1992, CIC has been driving this growth," said Tudor Brown, chief operating officer, ARM at the Taipei ARM symposium. "By working with CIC to equip university students with ARM processors and the latest ESL tools, we are enabling the Taiwan IC market to continue to grow organically using home-grown engineering talent."

CIC has already begun hosting SoC Designer training courses to encourage use of the newly-licensed ARM processors and ESL technology.




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