Thursday, October 24, 2013

IBM Licenses New ARM for Custom Networking Chips

IBM has licensed a broad range of ARM Cortex processors for use in custom networking and communications applications.  IBM's clients include leading companies that build network routers, switches and the cellular base stations.

The ARM Cortex-A15, Cortex-A12, Cortex-A7 and Cortex-M4 processors, as well as the ARM Mali-450 Graphic Processing Unit (GPU), are included in the new license agreement.

"IBM is a top provider of custom-built, system-on-a-chip technology to communications companies -- the silicon technology that has powered much of the mobile computing revolution," said Steve Ray, Vice President, Microelectronics, IBM. "With the addition of ARM's advanced 32-bit microprocessors and peripherals to our Power-based offerings, our clients will now have the broadest array of leading silicon technology and design services available – giving them the ability to create the next generation of communications hardware."

"IBM's manufacturing leadership and expertise in semiconductor innovation means that this agreement will result in a highly competitive portfolio of custom ARM-based solutions being deployed by leading networking infrastructure companies worldwide," said Tom Cronk, executive vice president and general manager, Processor Division, ARM.

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