ARM, Obigo, and Philips Software will demonstrate Open Mobile Alliance technology-compliant DRM features based on the ARM TrustZone Software

February 15, 2006

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- ARM (LSE: ARM ; Nasdaq: ARMHY), today announced at the 3GSM World Congress, Barcelona, that ARM, Obigo and Philips Software will demonstrate Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) technology-compliant DRM features based on the ARM(R) TrustZone(R) Software framework in upcoming mobile software offerings.

The TrustZone Software API provides a common framework for secure application and device developers, reducing porting costs and enabling greater compatibility across multiple platforms.This extends Philips' and Obigo's leading-edge security and media content capabilities for manufacturers of mobile and portable equipment with support for the ARM TrustZone technology.

The TrustZone technology is specifically targeted at securing a range of embedded and consumer products such as mobile phones, PDAs and set-top boxes, including those devices running open Operating Systems (OS), such as Linux, Symbian OS and Windows CE. It ensures reliable implementation of security critical applications and services such as network virus protection, VPNs and DRM at the semiconductor and software level.

"By integrating the ARM TrustZone technology with our innovative software solutions together with the Obigo(R) Application Suite, mobile consumer device manufacturers, mobile operators, service and content providers can meet DRM guidelines and protect their investment and revenue," said Cees Geel, CEO of Philips Software. "The flow of content between personal media devices and PCs continues to increase and adding the support for ARM technology to our DRM products will offer the industry a simple and secure solution to ensure that consumers can access content easily on any device under control of DRM."

"Having Philips Software solutions in our portfolio is part of our strategy to incorporate diversity in our product offering, thereby giving our customers more choices and customization options," said Joakim Nydemark, managing director of Obigo AB. "Our customers will benefit from a shorter time-to-market and lower risk, and consumers will be rewarded with a simplified user experience of trusted content strengthened by the TrustZone Software technology. We have welcomed this opportunity to work with innovators like Philips Software and ARM."

"The Obigo Q05A product suite includes Philips' support of our TrustZone technology in its LifeVibes(TM) Trust 2.1 OMA DRM V2 product. There is a strong commitment from the three companies to deliver one of the best and most secure digital entertainment experiences for consumers," said Lance Howarth, general manager, Embedded Software, ARM. "The combination of ARM TrustZone technology and Philips mobile DRM software provides the basis for a highly-robust security system, with minimal impact to the power consumption, performance and size, for a wide range of mobile consumer electronics products."

ARM Ltd.

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