Toppan Printing has become the first partner in Japan to join the ARM Approved Licensing Program (ALP) and will be able to provide customers who wish to design ARM core-based system-on-chip solutions with an end-to-end service including access to ARM technology as well as expert design and technology integration services.
As an ALP partner, it will be able to provide a turnkey service to its customers from design services through to sub-licensing ARM core technology offered through the ARM Foundry Program. The ARM microprocessor cores that can currently be licensed through an ALP partner include the ARM7TDMI core, the ARM922T core, the ARM946E core and the ARM1022E core.
Toppan becomes ARM's second ALP partner and has experience with the ARM architecture through its work as an ARM technology access program partner since March 2001. Toppan has nine design centers in Japan offering design services based on the ARM architecture.