Arm flexes Samsung licensing deal

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Arm flexes Samsung licensing deal

UK-based processor firm Arm has extended an existing long-term licensing agreement with Samsung Electronics.

Under the terms of the deal, Samsung will continue to have access to all Arm processors and AMBA on-chip interconnect and controller intellectual property for the wireless, digital consumer and mobile internet device markets.

The deal extends a previous subscription licence agreement and will enable Samsung to obtain early access to new technology, including the recently announced Arm Cortex-A9 processor, and broad access to a wide range of Arm intellectual property.

"We have enjoyed a very close relationship with Samsung for many years and are confident that this will strengthen that mutually beneficial partnership," said Graham Budd, executive vice president and general manager at Arm's Processor Division.

Sung Bae Park, vice president of the System LSI Division at Samsung, added: "The Arm technology will be integrated into our portfolio for next-generation electronic products, including portable media players and mobile internet devices."

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