ARM announces 50th licensing deal for ARMv8-A technology

Chip vendor ARM today announced the signing of the 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology.

So far, 27 companies have signed agreements ARMv8-A technology, said ARM.

The ARMv8-A chip partners include: all of the top 10 companies who sell application processors for smartphones; 9 of the top 10 application processor companies for tablets; 4 of the top 5 companies that provide chips for consumer electronics (including DTV and STB); 4 of the top 5 companies that provide chips for enterprise networking and servers; and 8 silicon vendors from Greater China.

The 50th licensing agreement demonstrates the demand for the 64-bit-capable ARMCortex-A50 processor and ARMv8 architecture licenses.

First announced in November 2011, the cumulative 50 licenses are spread across ARMv8-A architecture and ARM Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors.

ARM signed more than 1100 license agreements for its processor designs and is working with around 350 international firms producing silicon chips for a range of devices from sensors to servers.

The company announced recently that the 50 billionth chip containing an ARM processor had been shipped by partners and the momentum in 64-bit ARM architecture is a key component in the journey toward the next 100 billion chips.

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