Fast, Affordable, Trusted Path to Silicon Prototypes
Arm Flexible Access for Startups allows early-stage startups to move fast, experiment with ease and design with confidence. The program gives access to a broad portfolio of extensively verified IP, tools and training, with a $0 license fee to develop your system-on-chip (SoC) prototype. This is backed by industry-leading technical support, an extensive ecosystem and a broad developer base for the best chance of success in your chosen market.
Join now to access the world’s most widely used processor technology and be part of the Arm ecosystem where you can benefit from design and development support to make your business grow and thrive.
Design Now, Pay Later
What’s Included in Arm Flexible Access for Startups?
Arm Flexible Access includes an extensive SoC design portfolio including a wide range of Cortex processors, Mali graphics and ISPs, Corstone reference systems, CoreLink and CoreSight system IP.
These are available together with free tools, training, and support to enhance your team’s capabilities.
Download the product sheet to learn more about the program and see a full list of included IP, tools, training and Physical IP libraries. There is also free access to IP Explorer, which allows startups to compare different Arm IP, check compatibility, simulate different configurations and benchmark performance, reducing costs and time-to-market.
If there is an Arm product you would like to access that isn’t listed in the datasheet, contact our team here.
Why Arm Flexible Access is the Right Choice for Silicon Startups
Effectively control your cash flow to give investors confidence.
Move quickly and confidently to prototype with the easiest and simplest business terms ever from Arm.
Experiment with ease and pivot your design as much as you need before production.
Program Benefits for Early Stage Startups
Arm Flexible Access for Startups provides a range of benefits for early stage startups, so you can scope projects effectively, tape out quickly, and scale your business.
Access Expert Support and Guidance
Arm Flexible Access for Startups offers connections to wider business support and guidance from Sand Hill Angels and Silicon Catalyst who are passionate about helping startups succeed and scale.
A group of over 160 Silicon Valley angel investors and advisors who help entrepreneurs get to the next level, with collective knowledge and experience on how to scale startups.
World’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, helping startups dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development, from prototype to volume production.
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What Startup Partners Are Saying
Around 70 startups are already using Arm Flexible for Startups to produce their silicon designs. Here’s what some of them have to say.
CEO and Founder, Cambridge Touch Technologies
“Within two years of signing up, we already have a second product in the pipeline and are planning to tape out our first commercial chip later this year.”
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SpiNNcloud
“It was a no-brainer to join Arm Flexible Access for Startups: not only to significantly reduce the time to silicon, but also leverage the benefits of the Arm ecosystem.”
COO, Wandow Power
“Working with Arm through Flexible Access for Startups has provided us with cost-effective and efficient solutions that our customers feel confident to use.”
Co-Founder, HEX Microchip
“As a startup in a challenging, competitive ecosystem, we have only one shot to make everything work. Arm’s proven IP, tools, and support have helped us manage risk and start on a solid foundation, which has been a bastion of confidence leading us to success.”
CEO, EASii IC
“Since we joined Arm Flexible Access for Startups, the quality of our services has been significantly improved. Thanks to zero-dollar access to a whole portfolio of trusted IP, we can prototype, measure, and benchmark several solutions to help our customers make the best technological choices for their innovations.”
CEO and President, DreamBig Semiconductor Inc.
"Arm Flexible Access for Startups was a game-changer for us. It enabled us to innovate on top of Arm's world-class IP, access its broad ecosystem in a cost-efficient way and prototype our industry-leading Deimos Chiplet Hub for next-generation datacenter solutions."
Get Started Today
Apply to join the program and get free access to the world’s leading SoC design portfolio.