Faraday Announces Successful Implementation of 533 MHz ARM(R) Compliant Core -- FA626 in 130nm SoC ASIC

Allows Radioframe Networks to develop OmniRadio Microchip Processor for Femto Cell Applications

HSINCHU, Taiwan and SUNNYVALE, May 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Faraday Technology (TAIEX: 3035), a leading ASIC and IP provider, today announced that it has successfully integrated a hardened 533Mhz ARM(R) compliant core -- FA626 in a complex 130nm SoC ASIC for Radioframe Networks. This successful milestone highlights the capability and availability of very high performance and hardened ARM(R) compliant cores from Faraday. Customers can easily adopt high performance or low power ARM(R) compliant cores from Faraday in their SoC designs.

Faraday offers a range of synthesizable and hardened ARM(R) v4 and v5 TE compliant cores in its FA CPU family product line. At the high performance end, an 800Mhz version is offered in 90nm process with Thumb instruction set and DSP extension capability. On the low power end, a comparable version of the ARM(R) core implemented in 130nm technology and running at 180Mhz dissipates power only at the rate of 0.06mW/MHz. ASIC customers can also find plenty of experienced SoC development support from Faraday. The A320/A360 series of development system from Faraday allow ASIC customers to begin application development very early on in the design cycle using the same processors and peripheral blocks that will be integrated into the SoC thereby minimizing overall project risk and maximizing implementation first time success.

"Our OmniRadio SoC ASIC has 25 total IP blocks and > 2M random logic gates," says Greg Veintimilla, vice president of engineering at Radioframe Networks. "Faraday offers a proven SoC design methodology and infrastructure built around their ARM(R) processor cores. This allows Radioframe to focus on implementing and validating our application."

"We understand the needs of our systems customers such as Radioframe Networks," commented Dr. George Hwang, vice president of international business of Faraday Technology Corporation. "Faraday has honed in on a set of methodologies and intellectual properties that will allow our systems customers to focus on what they do best, their system-level applications. Our proven design flow has resulted in over 3,000 successful designs along with more than 100 million ASIC chips shipped annually worldwide since 1993. We work hard to help our customers successfully compete in their market space." ARM(R) is a registered trademark of ARM Limited.

About RadioFrame Networks, Inc.

Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, RadioFrame Networks, Inc. is the leading provider of complete radio access solutions for Tier 1 mobile operators and OEM partners throughout the world. RadioFrame has pioneered the development of Pico and Femto cell products that are network-friendly and easily deployed plug-and-play solutions at the lowest cost available. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.radioframenetworks.com .

About Faraday Technology Corporation

Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC vendor. The company's broad silicon IP portfolio includes Cell Library, Memory Compiler, ARM-compliant CPUs, DDRII, MPEG4, H.264, USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, Serial ATA, PCI Express, and UWB. With 2007 revenue of US$ 156 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has a significant presence in other world- wide markets. Headquartered in Taiwan, Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S., Japan, Europe, and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.faraday-tech.com .

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