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Comsys licenses ARM processor and system design tools for WiMax baseband processors

July 31, 2007

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HERZLIA, Israel -- Comsys Communication and Signal Processing Ltd. and ARM [(LSE:ARM);(Nasdaq:ARMHY)] today announced that Comsys has licensed theARM1156T2-S(TM) processor and system design tools from ARM for thedevelopment of its next-generation mobile WiMAX baseband processors. Inaddition, the company has licensed the ARM(R) RealView(R) SoC Designersystem-level design tool and PrimeCell(R) peripherals. Comsys, anaward-winning provider of wireless broadband solutions, will beincorporating ARM technology in its ComMAX(TM) CM1100 and CM1125processors, available early 2008.

"We are committed to delivering true mobile Internet convergence to ourcustomers. Comsys' advanced digital baseband processors are leading thefield in cellular and WiMAX convergence," said Elkana Ben Sinai, CEO,Comsys. "The ARM11(TM) family processor, along with its design tool andperipherals, provides us with the flexibility, performance and throughputwe need to develop highly integrated SoCs with new multimode capabilitiesand exceptional power-saving features."

Comsys is licensing the ARM1156T2-S processor, which offers the highperformance and reliability required for real-time embedded applications.Based on the powerful and versatile ARMv6 instruction set along withThumb(R)-2 enhancements, the ARM1156T2-S processor delivers the highestinstruction throughput of any ARM11 family processor. In addition, Comsyswill be using the RealView SoC Designer tool and PrimeCell peripherals,including the AMBA(R) 3 AXI(TM) Configurable Interconnect (PL 301), toperform rapid architectural analysis and further enhance performance of itsnew mobile WiMAX processors.

"From 3G to WiMAX, ARM Powered(R) processors have become pervasive inenabling wireless connectivity," said Ian Drew, vice president, segmentmarketing, ARM. "With its innovative multimode solutions, Comsys isdeveloping new ways for silicon and handset manufacturers worldwide toachieve the best performance possible on any network. By using theARM1156T2-S processor along with system-level tools and Fabric IP, Comsysis enhancing the performance of its next-generation WiMAX chips andsignificantly accelerating time-to-market."

ARM Ltd.

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