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ARC International - circa 2009

ARC International is a world leading provider of consumer IP to OEM and semiconductor companies globally. ARC's award-winning, vertically integrated audio and video solutions enable high quality multimedia content to be captured, shared, and played on a wide range of electronics devices. ARC's 150+ customers collectively ship hundreds of millions of ARC-Based™ chips annually in products such as Mobile TVs, Portable Media Players, WiFi-/WiMAX-enabled computers, flash storage, digital cameras, network appliances, and medical and government systems.
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editor's comments:- in its time - ARC supplied IP to many leading SSD companies including:- BiTMICRO, SanDisk and STEC.

In November 2009 - ARC International was acquired by Virage Logic Corporation - which was soon after (in September 2010) acquired in turn itself by Synopsys.
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ARC International mentions in SSD history

In April 2006 - ARC International announced that BiTMICRO had taken a license for the ARC 700 family of configurable cores to use in developing next-generation system-on-chip devices for their E-Disk solid state disk solutions. These new families of SoCs comprise the TALINO high-speed disk controllers with integrated common industry standard interface cores while the ISIP flash memory controllers will provide high-performance multi-vendor support for large arrays of flash devices.
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