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ARC licenses IP to Taiwanese group and flash storage designer

LONDON — ARC International has licensed its multimedia IP to Taiwanese group TM Technology, a subsidiary of Etron, one of the country's main fabless design houses that specializes in memory products.

TM will use the license to create an SoC for multimedia storage applications.

Separately, ARC (St. Albans, England) said an un-named company has adopted its IP for use in the rapidly growing Flash market, in part because of the energy efficiency that can be achieved using the ARC cores.

“The availability of next-generation Flash storage has spawned a revolution in the way consumers access and experience multimedia content,” said Richard Wawrzyniak, senior market analyst at Semico Research Corporation. “This revolution is spreading to USB and Solid State Drives for desktop and laptop computers as well as to portable devices.”

According to Semico, ARC has more than 30 percent market share in the Flash market that is projected to reach over $19 billion.

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