AUSTIN, Tex. -- In a move to expand its product portfolio, Motorola Inc. here today became the latest company to license ARM Ltd.'s family of RISC microprocessors for embedded applications.
Under terms of the agreement, Motorola plans to introduce a family of chips based on ARM's 32-bit RISC architecture. These solutions are expected to be introduced over the next 12 months and will include chipsets, software, development tools, and reference platforms.
These products will expand Motorola's product portfolio. The company also offers several types of 32-bit processors as well, including the PowerPC, M-CORE, and ColdFire.
"We are responding to customers' needs by enabling them to maximize their investments in ARM core-based software systems, applications and tools while being served by the world's number one embedded solutions provider," said Fred Shlapak, president of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector. "Each of Motorola's processor families is a successful industry standard that will continue to be actively enhanced and supported," he added.