ARM and Panasonic Partner to Drive Development of UniPhier SoCs for Internet Connected Digital TV Applications

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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New UniPhier MN2WS0220 System on Chip (SoC) includes a Dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processors, ARM CoreLink™ NIC-301 Network Interconnect and the ARM Cortex-A9 Processor Optimization Pack (POP) for Low Power (LP) process

CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — ARM (LSE: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMH) today announced the use of a wide range of ARM technology in Panasonic Corporation’s (NYSE:PC; Tokyo:6752) recently launched UniPhier MN2WS0220 SoC for Internet Connected Digital TV applications. ARM technology used in the UniPhier MN2WS0220 SoC includes high performance, low-power dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors running at up to 1.4GHz (typical conditions), ARM CoreLink NIC-301 Network Interconnect and the ARM Cortex-A9 POP for Low Power (LP) process.

The two companies have been working in partnership over a number of years and will continue to partner on delivering the next generation of market-leading UniPhier SoCs for Internet Connected Digital TV devices.

“Panasonic Corporation aims to provide customers with exciting multimedia solutions that combine high-quality audio and video with low power consumption, real-time processing and secure technology,” commented Yoshifumi Okamoto, director of corporate system LSI division, semiconductor company, Panasonic Corporation. “Working with ARM allows us to deliver on the promise of an integrated platform that enables ubiquitous networking and makes services easily accessible to consumers, anytime and anywhere. Future generations of UniPhier SoCs using ARM technology will offer even more to our customers and, ultimately, consumers.”

“Working with Panasonic Corporation on leading designs for this type of smart device provides consumers with the connected life that they now demand,” said Tudor Brown, president, ARM. “We are delighted that the long-term relationship between ARM and Panasonic Corporation on processor cores and implementation optimization has resulted in leading devices, such as the UniPhier MN2WS0220 SoC. Our work developing future generations of SoCs with Panasonic Corporation for use in smart TV applications is an exciting prospect.”