ARM Holdings Plc.

ARM Holdings Plc. describes itself as “The Architecture for the Digital World” and being at the heart of home networking.

Arm designs semiconductor based digital products. Rather than building the hardware it licenses its designs to technology partners. Arm received royalties on its designs and has increased efficiencies so that it can research and develop new technology cheaper than its clients can develop it in-house.

They are increasing the licence base by 60-90 licences each year to build up long-term growth through increased royalties.

Its products appear in a wide range of products including mobile applications (including smart phones and tablets), computer hardware, digital TV and set-top boxes and microcontrollers.

Many major brands use Arm Holdings chips, including Samsung, IBM, Fujitsu, LG and Broadcom.

ARM Solution Center for Android

Arm designed some of the technology on which Google’s Android mobile operating system works on. The first ARM-based Android mobile phone was developed and demonstrated in 2008. Since then there have been over 100 million ARM powered Android devices sold and 300 different mobile devices developed with ARM technologies on the market.

There has been a suggestion that Google may make a standard platform for Android based on Arm technology. Android is currently the fastest growing operating system in smartphones and is also growing in the mobile tablet market (competing with the Apple iPad).

ARM also supports Google Chrome which is the new desktop operating system from Google. Google / Android applications are built with ARM technology in mind so that the software performs to the highest standard possible.

Company Information

Arm was founded in 1990 and originally called Advanced RISC Machines Ltd. It was a joint venture of Acorn Computers, Apple Computer and VLSI Technology.

Arm’s headquarters is in Cambridge – one of the few FTSE100 companies that are not located in London.

  • ARM Ltd.
  • 110 Fulbourn Road
  • Cambridge
  • GB-CB1 9NJ
  • Great Britain
  • Tel: +44 (1223) 400 400
  • Fax: +44 (1223) 400 410
  • Web:

Arm Holdings Registrar

  • Equiniti
  • Aspect House
  • Spencer Road
  • Lancing
  • BN99 6DA, UK
  • Phone: 0871 384 2139

Arm Holdings Dividend Payments

Dividends are paid twice each year and payments are made by cheque or bank transfer. Dividend generally pay in October and May.

Arm does not offer a Dividend Reinvestment Plan.

  13 comments for “ARM Holdings Plc.

  1. SHP
    April 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Societe Generale puts ARM Holdings on a sell rating.

  2. SHP
    November 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    HP (Hewlett Packard) have announced that they will be using ARM chips in their new low energy servers. This is the first major step towards taking some real market share away from Intel. Currently Intel’s X86-based processors are the most popular chip for computer manufacturers. ARM’s chips are mostly used in mobile devices and home entertainment systems.

    ARM’s greener chips use just 10% of the power of rival chips. Less power also means less heat so that chips can be used closer together.

    ARM chips will be used in servers for webhosting but not for more intensive tasks. Intel still dominate the more powerful chip market.

  3. SHP
    October 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    ARM shares looked strong again today on the back of news of more hi-tech gadgets making use of their chips. ARM profits have doubled in the their quarter of 2011. Biggest demand is in Apple’s iPads and iPhones, but also a growing demand for their microchips in digital televisions and gaming consoles.

    The news boosted ARM share price to 585 pence, up 9.77 pence today.

  4. SHP
    July 7, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Arm is having a good day with share price up around 2.5%.

    Google’s new tablets still proving popular and the suspected massive growth due to Google+ social networking popularity could drive demand for ARM chips further.

  5. SHP
    June 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    New ARM chips tested and found to outperform Xeon and Atom processors. Read all about it on The Register:

    ARM is still looking strong in this area and continues to be a solid UK tech stock.

  6. SHP
    June 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Trading in ARM has fallen over the last 2 days with a reduction in share price.

  7. SHP
    June 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    All the good news has not helped ARM today as some shareholders have sold off stock and ARM shares are trading down 14.50p. Maybe some investors feel that the tech bubble is too volatile at the moment. ARM have great plans for the future, to control more of the mobile and tablet market, however, it seems that some shareholders are looking for shorter term investments in more volatile stocks. Maybe the talks of a partnership with AMD is worrying some too.

  8. SHP
    June 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

    AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and ARM may be teaming up in the future. ARM will be addressing the AMD developers conference later this month which could be the signs of a collaboration.

  9. SHP
    May 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Yesterday’s news lead to a bullish market for Arm Holdings as investors money started coming in today. Share price up by 1.4% to 572.5p each. If ARM do manage to control 50% of the mobile market by 2015 this price will look like a bargain.

  10. SHP
    May 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    ARM chips are currently in 10% of #mobile devices but Tudor Brown, Arm’s president, is determined to grow market share to 50% by 2015. ARM chips are in several Apple products including the iPad 2, iPod Touch and iPhone 4. A deal with Microsoft will boost market share and allow ARM to really dominate.

    There is a rumour going around the ‘net that Arm A5 processor chips are in Apple’s new project, the MacBook Air and that the MacBook Air was performing even better than predicted.

  11. SHP
    May 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    ARM Holdings at the #Computex exhibition in Taipei. The Computex event runs from the 31st May through to the 4th June. All the main players in the mobile computing world will be there. ARM Holdings are sharing the stage with Google, Intel, Nvidia, Microsoft as well as some big Asian names in the fast growing tablet market, Acer and Asus.

    Intel have been working on their own mobile and tablet technologies which could rival ARM who currently dominate this market. It is expected that ARM will respond with even more power conscious and faster chips to ensure that they maintain their position as global leader.

    Check out events on

  12. SHP
    May 27, 2011 at 10:58 am

    PC World reports that ARM is looking to increase demand for its computer server chips by encouraging software houses to develop new programs for its ARM processors. Full report:

  13. SHP
    May 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

    ARM’s directors have increased their own share holdings by reinvesting their recent dividend payments (pay date for the final dividend was 18/05/11). The price paid for the shares was 559.93p. The biggest investors are Mike Muller who bought 1,068 shares and Tim Score who bought 1,024 new shares.

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