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Nuvoton invited as first ARM University partner for APAC

Posted: 06 Jun 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ARM University  M0 32bit MCU  Nuvoton 

During the Design Automation Conference (DAC), ARM Holdings plc has officially announced its invitation to Nuvoton Technology Corp. to be its first university programme partner. The Taiwan-based company is ARM's first university programme partner in the Asia Pacific region.

Throughout the DAC event, ARM demonstrate Nuvoton's ARM Cortex-M microcontroller (MCU) learning and development platform.

After launching the first ARM Cortex M0 32bit MCU in Taiwan in 2010, Nuvoton rapidly grew. The company growth was due to rising demands in applicable markets such as industrial control, consumer electronics, automation, high speed computing, and communications control. Nuvoton's competitive cost and price performance ratio for 32bit microcontroller products also added to the company's appeal.

Nuvoton has already boasted of shipping more than 50 million microcontrollers for the first half of 2013.

Nuvoton started a university programme in 2011 to actively nurture engineers with innovative ideas for the next generation. Through providing the Nuvoton ARM Cortex M microcontroller instruction platform for education, along with the related software development environments, drivers, and applications for university and college students in the Asia Pacific region and beyond to study from free of charge, students will be able to access embedded microcontroller system design courses combined with practical lab exercises in the future. This will allow students to understand contemporary trends in the technology industry while working with state-of-the-art technology within the industry during their studies at school. Vice president of Nuvoton's microcontroller applications business group, Stephen Huang stated "the ARM Cortex M series 32bit microcontroller is the mainstream product in today's industry. Making this knowledge available to students during their studies at university allows them to transition into the industry seamlessly after graduation. In addition to giving students a significant boost in employment and competitive advantages, we also hope that they will develop innovative products through these learning and development tools, which will dazzle the next generation in this ever-changing world. Meanwhile, Nuvoton will utilise this university programme to continually watch and promote industry-academic cooperation as well as aid students in employment transitions to fulfil our social responsibility".

Nuvoton's principles are in line with ARM University Programme. This has spurred another kind of partnership between Nuvoton and ARM this time, outside of business cooperation.

"ARM is pleased to be collaborating with Nuvoton to help future engineers access the high performance, low power and design flexibility of ARM Powered microcontrollers," said Khaled Benkrid, manager, Worldwide University Programme, ARM. "The ARM University Programme's low-cost hardware platforms, excellent free teaching materials and software development tools make the latest ARM Cortex-M processor technology available to universities worldwide. We want students to be able to access the ARM ecosystem and develop the low-power, high-performance and low-cost solutions that our increasingly connected world is demanding."

The ARM University Programme provides its training material and software tools, including the Keil MDK-ARM (Micro-controller Development Kit) Software Tools, free of charge to qualifying institutions to support teaching, laboratory work and educational research projects.

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