LONDON Toshiba Corp. has licensed the ARM Cortex-A9 processor, the Cortex-R4F processor, NEON SIMD technology, PrimeCell peripherals and CoreSight on-chip trace and debugging technology.
Last July Toshiba signed a license for the Cortex-M3 processor for use in automotive microcontroller applications. The new deal is seen as providing the system-on-chip portfolio for use in a much broader performance spectrum.
Yasuo Kawahara, general manager of system LSI sales and marketing division, Toshiba's Semiconductor Company expects the agreement to make a major contribution to expanding Toshiba's business. “”This comprehensive licensing agreement adds strategic strength to our ARM Cortex portfolio. We are now positioned to fully respond to market needs by exploiting the total potential of ARM powered system-on-chip solutions.”
“This licensing agreement signifies Toshiba’s firm support for ARM technology,” said Graham Budd, EVP and general manager, processor division, ARM. “Our latest agreement with Toshiba demonstrates the continued and ever growing market demand for the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore multicore processor as well as the Cortex-R4F processor.”