Press Release

Fujitsu Microelectronics announces it will use DCT's Java architecture in future multimedia products

• New architecture delivers high-performance Java on standard RISC/ARC cores, removes many Java-related bottlenecks, eases integration with existing application and system code

Frankfurt, Germany & London, England, September 28, 2001 --- Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) Frankfurt, and Digital Communication Technologies (DCT) London, have jointly developed a processing architecture which delivers world leading Java performance in RISC/ARC-based ASIC/ASSP designs.

Using a combination of Fujitsu's renowned technology and ASIC expertise, and a patented hardware and software architecture from DCT, the companies have jointly developed a multimedia processor that includes an ARC core. The design will be available shortly in volume quantities as a Fujitsu ASSP.

Johannes Richter, Multimedia Business Unit Director at Fujitsu commented "DCT’s fresh approach brings a new dimension to running Java in embedded RISC/ARC designs and promises to accelerate Java uptake. Working together with DCT looks set to be a very beneficial relationship for both parties."

Chris Turner, COO of DCT confirmed "This new collaboration with Fujitsu is very exciting. FME's wide technology portfolio, in addition to its European and world-wide sales support, and of course the fabrication facilities and process quality, have added just the right qualities for bringing the new solution to market. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Fujitsu during which both companies will produce a range of standard parts based on this and other DCT architectures."

This innovative solution is ideal for home and automotive multimedia applications, including DVB, MHP, HAVi. It will be also be available through Fujitsu’s ASIC libraries for other applications such as networking, metering, home video and sound appliances and mobile communications, during the first half of FY2002.

Technical support will be provided by DCT design and application engineers, FME application engineers, and contracted world-wide design houses.

For further details please contact:

DCT - Digital Communication Technologies Ltd
Unit 5, Windmill Business Village, Brooklands Close,
Sunbury TW16 7DY, UK
t: +44 (0)1932 784 858
f: +44 (0)1932 782 811

Press consultant:
Barrie Nicholson
t: +44 (0)1258 840999

About Fujitsu Microelectronics
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe is a major supplier of semiconductor products to the European and global market. The company's main business focus is on providing systems solutions to the networking/telecommunications, mobile communications, automotive and multimedia markets. This integrated solutions approach is supported by a broad range of semiconductor devices, including ATM telecommunications ICs, RF devices, PLLs and SAW filters, microcontrollers and microprocessors, FCRAMs and Flash memory. The company is also a leader in colour plasma display panels. For more information visit Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe's website at

Java, J2ME, KVM, CDC and CLDC are trade names of Sun Microsystems; Xilinx, Virtex and Spartan are trade names of Xilinx; lightfoot is a trade mark of DCT.



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