ARM is the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier. The ARM business model involves the design and licensing of intellectual property in the field of semiconductor chips. ARM was founded in 1990 and now has offices around the world.
ARM’s main technology is its microprocessor which is at the ‘brain’ of most modern gadgets. Technology from ARM is used in 95% of the world’s mobile phone handsets and in over a quarter of all electronic devices which include virtually all tablet computers, all smart phones, digital cameras, set top boxes and digital televisions.
Over 900 licenses have been sold to more than 250 different partner companies. To date, over 20 billion chips containing ARM technology have been manufactured.
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Edition 18 A vision for a smarter world
This vision case study will demonstrate how ARM’s strategies contribute to the achievement of its business vision, aims and objectives using an integrated approach focusing on innovation, its people and its network of partners.
This business and the environment case study focuses upon how ARM has developed a global influence despite being a relatively small player in a fast-moving industry. It has achieved this through its technology, its unique business model and its investment in R&D.