Nuvoton® Invited to Become a leading ARM® University Program Partner in the Asia Pacific Region

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – On June 3rd, 2013 at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) hosted in Austin, Texas, ARM officially announces its invitation for Nuvoton Technology Corp. to become its first university program partner, located in the Asia Pacific region. As part of the DAC proceedings, ARM will feature Nuvoton’s ARM Cortex®-M microcontroller (MCU) learning and development platform in demonstrations.

After launching the first ARM Cortex M0 32-bit microcontroller in Taiwan (the second such product in the world) in 2010, Nuvoton grew at a rapid pace due to rising demands in applicable markets such as industrial control, consumer electronics, automation, high speed computing, and communications control and its outstanding cost and price performance ratio for 32-bit microcontroller products. More than 50 million microcontrollers were shipped by mid-2013, making Nuvoton a world-leading supplier of ARM Cortex M0 32-bit microcontrollers.

As a leading supplier of ARM Cortex M0 32-bit microcontrollers, Nuvoton is aware that corporate operations are more than just revenue performance. Concrete actions should also be taken to implement corporate social responsibility. Thus, a university program was initiated 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 32-bit 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 utilize this university program to continually watch and promote industry-academic cooperation as well as aid students in employment transitions to fulfill our social responsibility”.

Nuvoton’s principles are in line with ARM University Program. 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 Program, ARM. “The ARM University Program’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 Program 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. Faculty requests for these materials should be addressed to

With the corporate vision “Joy of Innovation”, Nuvoton will continue to develop products with highly future outlook through its leading, innovative technologies and platforms to meet a new generation of industry needs for green energy, cloud computing, and automation. In addition, Nuvoton will take further steps to ensure that this core competitive advantage known as “innovation” is implemented with priority at the university and college to create talents within the industry and make contributions towards society. Jointly, we will make innovations with our clients and strategic partners as we stimulate development within the industry, give back to employees, shareholders, and society in concrete actions, and share the Joy of Innovation.

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About Nuvoton

Nuvoton Technology Corporation (NTC) was founded to bring innovative semiconductor solutions to the market. NTC was spun-off as a Winbond Electronics affiliate in July 2008 and became public in September 2010 on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Nuvoton Technology focuses on development of analog/mixed signal, microcontroller, cloud and computing products and has strong market share in Industrial, Consumer and Computer markets. Nuvoton® owns a wafer fab, featuring customized processes for analog, power and MCU products. Besides in-house IC products, the wafer fab also provides part of its capacity for foundry services. Nuvoton® Technology provides products with a high performance/cost ratio for its customers by leveraging flexible technology, advanced design capability and integration of digital and analog technologies. Nuvoton® offers superior service and continues to realize its vision: “To be an indispensable partner to industry leaders.” Nuvoton® values long term relationships with its partners and customers and is dedicated to continuous innovation of its products, processes and services. The company has established subsidiaries in the USA, China and Israel to strengthen regional customer support and global management. For more information, please visit

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