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.
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
- GB-CB1 9NJ
- Great Britain
- Tel: +44 (1223) 400 400
- Fax: +44 (1223) 400 410
- Web: www.arm.com
Arm Holdings Registrar
- Aspect House
- Spencer Road
- 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.