Creating a community of design and manufacturing innovation
To meet today’s challenges and opportunities we need the expertise of the world’s smartest and most innovative people. No one company can hope to have all of these people in their team, so ARM has developed an innovative business model. Rather than trying to do everything ourselves, we partner with the leading design and manufacturing companies in the world to create a huge connected community of innovation.
There are thousands of companies in this connected community all developing ARM-based technology. Some are designing or manufacturing ARM-based chips; others are writing operating systems or application software to run on those chips; whilst some are creating development tools to assist both the hardware and software engineers. Thousands of businesses employing hundreds of thousands of people, all over the world, are working together to create innovative and differentiated products based on ARM technology.
ARM’s role is to encourage and support this community. When a new market becomes suitable for ARM technology for the first time, we work closely with the pioneers to support their initial developments. As those first companies find success, ARM encourages others to join them, and their success encourages increased use of ARM technology. Eventually ARM technology has become a common platform, reducing the cost for all, as software and development tools can be reused by engineers across the platform.