ARC International plc (ARC International) has provided licence to Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (Silicon Motion) to design its IP solutions into chips for high-volume consumer multimedia products like mobile TV, portable media players and MP4 players, as well as flash memory and solid state storage devices. Using IP platforms, Silicon Motion can design highly differentiated chips that cost less and operate more efficiently than alternative solutions.

Using the company’s technology across Silicon Motion’s product portfolio can bring multimedia capabilities to consumers in new and exciting devices in a cost efficient way.

“Demand in digital multimedia has created a significant increase in consumer and embedded devices that allow users to view, store, share, and enjoy their pictures, video and digital music anytime and anywhere,” said Wallace Kou, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Silicon Motion. “ARC has been a good partner in delivering IP that we can differentiate to serve this growing market demand. We plan to leverage this new licensing agreement to extend our leadership by developing leading edge SoCs that efficiently process and store audio, video and data files, while reducing power consumption for portable applications.

“Silicon Motion is a valued customer that is at the forefront of creating solutions that enhance the consumer multimedia experience,” said Carl Schlachte, president and CEO of ARC International. “This new license agreement is a testament to the complete solution we bring to our customers that include tools to quickly build a chip solution, as well as IP solutions that are more power efficient and can be implemented at lower cost than competitive offerings. We look forward to continuing our long term relationship with Silicon Motion.”