4/25/2003 - Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS), announced that its ARM7- and ARM9-based processors will include support for Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows CE .NET version 4.2, a real-time operating system used to build the next generation of smart mobile and small end-user devices.
Cirrus ARM products are highly integrated system-on-chip processors that leverage the faster performance of Windows CE .NET 4.2 to form an ideal chip solution for a broad range of consumer devices. Cirrus customers will be able to leverage the breadth of peripheral interfaces in Cirrus ARM products in tandem with the expanded toolset in Windows CE .NET 4.2 to develop the latest in consumer audio and industrial networked devices.
“Because of our rich audio heritage, Cirrus is uniquely able to enhance consumer entertainment products that showcase the capabilities of our ARM7- and ARM9-based processors. Windows CE .NET 4.2 from Microsoft enhances those capabilities through its rich multimedia features and faster performance,” said Jean Anne Booth, director of Marketing for Embedded Processors, Cirrus. “Windows CE .NET 4.2 also strengthens our support for general purpose and industrial products with highly integrated features — from scalable networking to advanced security and interoperability with PCs and other networked devices. These factors make Cirrus ARM products the most versatile, high-performance products in their class.”
“The combination of Windows CE .NET 4.2, with its multimedia capabilities and performance enhancements, with Cirrus’s ARM7- and ARM9-based processors is a compelling platform for consumer device manufacturers building next-generation Windows Powered consumer entertainment and industrial networked devices,” said Scott Horn, director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft Corp.
Cirrus’ ARM7- and ARM9-based processors are designed to enable high-performance, low-power general-purpose processing solutions for a wide range of consumer devices, such as portable and set-top digital audio devices, car audio jukebox systems and industrial applications.
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions for consumer entertainment electronics, automotive entertainment and industrial product applications. Building on its global market leadership in audio ICs and its rich mixed-signal patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic targets audio, video and precision mixed-signal applications in these growing markets. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in California, Colorado, Europe, Japan and Asia.
Cirrus Logic is a trademark of Cirrus Logic, Inc.
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