ARM acquires high-end mobile display technology from Cadence

Summary:ARM has signed a definitive agreement for the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores to ARM.

ARM and Cadence have signed an agreement to improve ARM's mobile processor offerings.


In an announcement Tuesday, ARM announced the deal, which ensures the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores to ARM.

The semiconductor supplier and Cadence, a global electronic design firm, co-developed the PANTA family. The high-resolution display processor and scaling coprocessor IP core products are designed for advanced multimedia applications for high-end mobile devices with ultra-low power consumption.

"Display technology is critical to the mobile consumer's user experience," said Pete Hutton, executive vice president and general manager, Media Processing Division of ARM. "The addition of the PANTA family of display cores to the ARM product portfolio will help our ecosystem of partners get to market quickly with high-end displays that are fully integrated with ARM’s Mali graphics and video solutions and protected with ARM TrustZone security."

The specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Last week, ARM announced the purchase of Finnish software firm Sensinode in order to capitalize on the growing market centered around the "Internet of Things" concept. The firm is heavily involved in developing 6LoWPAN and CoAP standards that make it easier for low-power devices to communicate over the Internet.

Topics: ARM


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