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ARC Appoints Bill Jackson as Vice President of Marketing.

ST. ALBANS, England -- ARC International (LSE:ARK), the world leader in configurable multimedia subsystems and CPU/DSP cores, today announced the appointment of Bill Jackson as Vice President of Marketing. Jackson joins the company from Eastman Kodak where he was Director for Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions. He has over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry - the past 15 years of which has been focused on the IP and processor sectors working for Eastman Kodak, MIPS Technologies, and Toshiba.

Derek Meyer, ARC's chief operating officer, said, "Coming from a leading consumer products manufacturer, Bill brings invaluable insights into the evolving nature of consumer devices. His extensive experience will help ensure ARC's roadmap of multimedia subsystems and configurable cores meet the requirements of customers serving this dynamic market. Marketing plays a vital role in communicating ARC's leadership and we are delighted to have someone with his skills heading up our marketing team."

Bill Jackson commented, "It is exciting to be joining a company that is re-defining the traditional IP model. ARC is moving up the value chain to provide semiconductor companies and OEMs with a range of optimized solutions. They incorporate pre-verified combinations of hardware, software and development tools that enable customers to target specific market applications. This concept is proving extremely popular and I look forward to assisting the company's ongoing evolution in this direction."

Bill Jackson has an MBA with Honors from Boston University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a number of U.S. patents with several more pending.

About ARC International plc

ARC International is the world leader in configurable media subsystems and CPU/DSP processors. Used by over 140 companies worldwide, ARC's configurable solutions enable the creation of highly differentiated system-on-chips (SoCs) that ship in hundreds of millions of devices annually. ARC's patented subsystems and cores are smaller, consume less power, and are less expensive to manufacture than competing products.

ARC International maintains a worldwide presence with corporate and research and development offices in California and St. Albans, UK. For more information visit www.ARC.com. ARC International is listed on the London Stock Exchange as ARC International plc (LSE:ARK).

ARC and the ARC logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARC International. All other brands or product names contained herein are the property of their respective owners. This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties, including the development, implementation, and release of features described herein. These are at the sole discretion of ARC International. Licenses from 3rd parties for certain software and essential patents may be required depending on licensee's use/implementation. For other factors that could cause actual results to differ, visit the company's Website as well as the listing particulars filed with the United Kingdom Listing Authority and the Registrar of Companies in England and Wales.
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