Toshiba licenses Arm multi-processing technology

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Toshiba has signed a licensing agreement with Arm to gain access to range of multi-processing technologies..

The deal encompasses the Arm Cortex A9 and R4F processors, Neon SIMD, PrimeCell peripherals and CoreSight on-chip trace and debugging technology.

Arm said that the Cortex A9 MPCore multi-core processor is ideal for smartphones, mobile internet devices and consumer electronics.

The Cortex R4F processor has been designed for embedded use in hard-disk drives, automotive safety systems, mobile baseband and printer applications.

"This comprehensive licensing agreement adds strategic strength to our Arm Cortex portfolio," said Yasuo Kawahara, a general manager atToshiba's Semiconductor Company.

"We are now positioned to fully respond to market needs by exploiting the potential of Arm-powered system-on-chip solutions. We expect the agreement to make a major contribution to expanding Toshiba's business."

The deal also includes Arm's Neon for advanced multimedia, gaming and compute intensive applications, CoreSight on-chip debug and trace technology and PrimeCell peripheral IP including cache, interrupt and DMA controllers.

"This licensing agreement signifies Toshiba's firm support for Arm technology," said Graham Budd, executive vice president and general manager of the processor division at Arm.

"Our latest agreement with Toshiba demonstrates the continued and ever growing market demand for the Arm Cortex A9 MPCore multi-core processor as well as the Cortex R4F processor."
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