CMP provides ARM® solutions to academic institutions

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "CMP provides ARM® solutions to academic institutions", Microelectronics International, Vol. 17 No. 2.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

CMP provides ARM® solutions to academic institutions

Keywords CMP, ARM, Integrated circuits, Technological developments, Universities

Circuits Multi-Projets (CMP) and ARM have announced they have finalized an agreement which enables CMP to provide academic institutions with a complete solution for developing ARM® core-based system-on-chip (SoC) devices. This program, which is being driven by the industry's growing demand for SoC expertise, will provide universities worldwide with access to ARM core-based silicon and development tools, enabling engineering students to gain the skills and experience necessary to develop sophisticated integrated circuits and systems.

"As the system-on-chip trend continues to gain momentum, additional requirements and expertise will be expected of system developers and TC designers", said Eric Lalardie, business development manager, ARM. "By providing ARM's industry-leading SoC technologies to engineering students worldwide, we are able to help develop the expertise and experience that will shape the engineers of tomorrow."

CMP is a technology broker, providing academic institutions with the products and support necessary to equip a university training program or research and development (R&D) facility. Through this program, the company will provide the ARM developer suite (ADS Unix and PC versions), a range of ARM evaluation boards (AEBs) and the Multi-ICETM debug unit. CMP will also provide sample silicon from key ARM silicon partners.

"As deep submicron processes rapidly lead to system-on-chip solutions, microelectronics engineers are rapidly becoming system developers, mastering hardware-software implementation for novel silicon architecture", said B. Courtois, director, CMP. "With this agreement with ARM, CMP will be well placed to supply academic institutions worldwide with products which will greatly help future engineers to gain these necessary competences."

ARM also works directly with universities, including Manchester University (UK), University of California at Berkeley (USA), Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Aachen University (Germany), to promote ARM core-related research. Through this agreement with CMP, ARM will be better able to support its expanding university program.

CMP will provide ARM development solutions and silicon to publicly funded academic institutions for educational and research purposes. For more information on this program, contact CMP at Tel: +33 476574804; Fax: +33 476473814, or

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