ARM and Broadcom forge new alliance
Broadcom and ARM have joined forces to leverage fresh market opportunities over the long haul.
Each company has a major Cambridge presence and they have now signed a broad reaching license agreement, enabling Broadcom to access the entire range of ARM processors – from the smallest, lowest-power ARM® Cortex™-M0 processor, through to the newly introduced, high-performance Cortex-A15 MPCore™ application processor and beyond.As part of this long-term agreement Broadcom has access to both current and future ARM processors to use across product lines. This includes the Cortex-A15 processor for use in high performance mobile and networking applications, the specialised security hardened SC000 processor core for security applications, and the newly announced Cortex-R5 MPCore and Cortex-R7 MPCore processors for high performance real-time applications.ARM CEO Warren East said: “The growing partnership with Broadcom brings new opportunities. “Broadcom's strength across diverse markets and their expertise in highly integrated systems brings a breadth of knowledge to the ARM Partnership. Our expanded relationship shows the universal benefits that scalable, low-power ARM IP can bring to market leading solutions across a wide range of end devices and equipment.”Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment while ARM designs technology at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM is also working with Qualcomm in Cambridge on new opportunities.• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: ARM CEO Warren East