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ARM appoint Doulos Central Europe as an Approved Training Centre

March 2003|Press release

ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC processor solutions, today announced the expansion of the ARM® Approved Training Center (ATC) Program with the opening of a new training center in Hannover, Germany.

Doulos Central Europe, a new venture for the UK-based European leader in independent system-on-chip (SoC) design experience, is a development of their longstanding partnership with Mikroelektronik Akademie. Under the agreement, Doulos will build on the expertise of the Akademie to provide training throughout Germany from their headquarters in Hannover. Their in-house expertise supports training and project services in an expanding portfolio including: VHDL, Verilog®, SystemCTM, Handel-C, Perl, Tcl/Tk, e and design verification. Public courses are delivered in the local languages in the UK, France and Germany, with onsite courses delivered worldwide.

"Germany has traditionally been a very strong market for ARM training, with many of ARM's major Partners having development facilities in the country," said Chris Shore, ATC Program manager at ARM. "The partnership with Doulos brings one of the established names in ASIC design methodology training into the market and ensures that, through our training Partners, we can continue to successfully meet the training needs of the large and diverse market in Germany."

Doulos has been providing a broad training portfolio in Europe for over a decade and have historically been at the leading-edge of design methodologies and new technology. By joining the ARM Training Center program, they are able to bring this experience to the growing community of ARM system developers in Germany.

"We have made a strategic decision to expand our training expertise into the German market," said Rob Hurley, Managing Director at Doulos. "The partnership with ARM, and the support we receive from them, is a key part of the strategy to bring high-quality training to the developers of ARM Powered® products."

The ARM Training Center program now includes nine companies worldwide and has facilitated significant net growth in ARM training activity. Each member company brings different skills and expertise to the program, which increases the variety of ARM training available to all developers.

About the ARM Training Center (ATC) Program

The ATC program has been established to satisfy the growing demand for training in ARM technology for ARM semiconductor Partners, OEMs and design centers worldwide. Through the program, ARM recruits and works with a network of approved Partners who are trained, qualified, and equipped with ARM material and software tools, enabling them to provide high-quality, certified training into their own markets and regions.

ATC partners must go through a strict qualification process to become an ARM Approved Training Center. This includes an assessment of their success in the marketplace, intensive training for their teaching staff, and a facilities audit. All ATC partners are continuously monitored to ensure that the quality of training remains high.

About ARM

ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance, low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-on-chip designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is available at

About Doulos

Doulos is the leader for independent know-how in leading edge methodologies for SoC, FPGA/CPLD and ASIC design. Our in-house expertise supports training and project services in VHDL, Verilog®, SystemCTM, Handel-C, Perl, Tcl/Tk, e and design verification. The ideal design know-how partner, Doulos continues to build on its decade strong reputation as the essential choice for over 600 companies in more than 14 countries.

For more information contact:

Jens Stapelfeldt Tel: +49 511 277 1340
Business Development Manager (Doulos Central Europe)

Rachael Mundy Tel: +44 (0) 1425 471 223
Marketing Manager (Doulos UK)

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