ARM Innovation Further Recognized with Queen’s Award for Enterprise, 2011

21 April 2011

What: A Grant of Appointment has been conferred on ARM by Her Majesty the Queen, on recommendation from the Prime Minister, for an award to recognize the innovation that ARM has driven as the world's leading supplier of low-power, high performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP).

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious and granted annually for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise granted to ARM is in the Innovation category.

Why: Innovation comes in many forms at ARM. Most significantly, in the form of semiconductor IP developed both in the UK, as well as other locations around the world, and used in billions of devices every year. The ARM business model and the ARM Partner ecosystem are also regarded by many expert sources as highly innovative. More recently, ARM’s award winning approach to social media has been recognised.

The award is in addition to the accolades from MIT Review and FastCompany that, earlier this year, recognized ARM as one of the ‘Most Innovative Companies’. ARM gained the #12 spot in FastCompany’s most innovative companies list of 2011, and was included in MIT Technology Review’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

ARM is the world's leading semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, enabling innovative digital products across multiple markets that range from mobile phones, tablets and cameras to cars, TVs, toys and smart meters.  For the past 20 years, ARM’s low-power processing technology combined with an open, collaborative business model has enabled a diverse ecosystem of silicon partners. They continue to focus on differentiated end products based on ARM technology that address evolving consumer and industry trends.

In recent years, the ARM partnerships’ highly integrated, low-power designs combined with the broad support of the ARM software ecosystem has been the cornerstone in new market applications.

Some key facts:

  • In 2010, the ARM partnership shipped over 6 billion ARM processors, bringing the total ARM processors shipped to over 25 billion.
  • 5 billion cellular connections in the world, ARM present in 95% of mobile devices shipments across all standards from 2G to LTE.
  • 4.5 billion devices shipped in 2010 that include ARM-based chips.
  • ARM-based chips cover a broad range of application areas, from sensors to high performance networking equipment.
  • Average of 2.7 ARM chips per mobile phone, with smart phones containing between 2 and 5 ARM-based chips per device.
  • Approximately 250 companies have licensed ARM processor IP.
  • There are over 800 Partner members of the ARM Connected Community, a diverse ecosystem comprised of silicon, software, tool, foundry and other service providers from all points in the semiconductor value chain.
  • ARM employs over 1900 people with offices around the world, including design centers in France, India, Sweden, and the US.

When: 21st April 2011

Where: ARM’s global headquarters are in Cambridge, UK. It has 30 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/armflix
ARM on Twitter:



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Contact Details:

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