ARM Celebrates 20th Anniversary by Opening New Building at Cambridge HQ and Investing £2.5m in a Bond for local Social Enterprise Incubation Center

30 November 2010

What: UK and global success story, ARM Holdings is holding a series of events around the world to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Events include the opening of ARM6, a new 30,000 sq ft building at the Cambridge HQ. The day will also include a number of charitable fundraising and community activities at offices around the world. Activities at the Cambridge headquarters include ARM employee participation in Movember. As part of ARM’s work with educational charity, STEM Team, 45 school children from five local schools will also be hosted on campus and participate in an ARM mbed robot racing competition.

The new ARM6 building will help accommodate ARM’s expanding workforce in Cambridge. This includes the thriving multimedia processing team that is driving ARM’s presence in the embedded graphics market and which recently launched the new Mali-T604 Graphics Processing Unit.

In addition, ARM is announcing a £2.5m investment in a charitable bond for Cambridge-based social enterprise, Future Business to support the development of a brand new incubation center for social and environmental businesses. The "Future Business Centre" will be a £6.5M purpose-built center on Kings Hedges Road, and offers incubation space for businesses that exist primarily to make a social and/or environmental impact. The decision to invest reflects ARM’s wish to support local community initiatives, as well as encourage entrepreneurial activities in the locality of its Cambridge headquarters where the acclaimed UK technology business has been located for nearly 20 years.

As of 4pm on Monday 29th November, Team ARM was the #2 fundraising team in the UK for Movember.


  • Because birthdays are for celebrating!
  • On 27th November 1990, Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) was spun out of Acorn and Apple Computer's collaboration efforts with a charter to create a new microprocessor standard. VLSI Technology became an investor and the first licensee.
  • 20 years later, ARM is a profitable business and the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier with over 20 Billion ARM-based processors having been shipped to date. As such, it is at the heart of the development of digital electronic products and employs over 1700 people with offices around the world, including design centers in France, India, Sweden, and the US.
  • More than 650 processor licenses have been sold to over 220 companies.
  • Partners involved in the ARM Connected Community now number in excess of 750 organizations.


  • 30th November 2010 - 20th Anniversary celebrations
  • Over the last 20 years - ARM Milestones

Where:  At ARM’s global headquarters in Fulbourn Road, Cambridge and at ARM’s 29 office locations in 14 countries around the world.

Who:  ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.

Find out more about ARM by following these links:

ARM website: http://www.arm.com/
ARM Connected Community®: http://www.arm.com/community/
ARM Blogs: http://blogs.arm.com/
ARMFlix on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/armflix

ARM on Twitter: 

Future Business is a new business support service from Citylife for people who want to make a better future. It provides advice, affordable workspace and social impact measurement at all stages of business development from entrepreneurs with an idea to established organizations. For more information visit www.futurebusiness.co.uk 


ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. Mali is a trademark of ARM Limited All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. “ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS and ARM Sweden AB

Contact Details:
Kersti Klami
Racepoint Group Europe
+44 (208) 752 3216 / 3203              

Andy Phillips
+44 (0) 1223 400930

Jane Thompson
Future Business
01223 323481


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