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Architecting a smart world and powering Artificial Intelligence: Arm


The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a vast number of “things” that are connected to the internet so that one can share data with other IoT applications, connected devices, industrial machines, and more. Internet-connected devices use built-in sensors to collect data and, in some cases, act on it. IoT connected devices and machines can improve how one can work and live. Internet of Things examples range from a smart home that automatically adjusts heating and lighting to a smart factory that monitors industrial machines to look for problems, then automatically adjusts to avoid failures. 

From homes and industries to enterprises, the Internet of Things has become commonplace in all walks of life. Connecting everything and everyone, IoT is making the world smarter and better than ever before. However, this is just the beginning. Unlocking the full potential of the Internet of Things requires that businesses understand the opportunities for value creation and systematically address the underlying challenges.

One such company which is a pioneer in the field of information technology and Artificial Intelligence is Arm. Arm defines the pervasive computing that's shaping today’s connected world. Realized in 125+ billion silicon chips, our device architectures orchestrate the performance of the technology that's transforming our lives — from smartphones to supercomputers, from medical instruments to agricultural sensors, and from base stations to servers. Arm-based chips connect people, enhance the human experience, and make anything possible. Extensible, scalable, and ever-evolving, it's a foundation that confirms how we lead by design — to serve today, anticipate tomorrow.

Major accomplishments of the firm

The foundation of a global ecosystem of technology innovators, the firm empowers the world’s most successful business and consumer brands. The firm has achieved several feats, and they are:

  • World’s leading semiconductor IP company
  • Arm technologies reach 70% of the global population
  • More than 6,000 employees from 61 nationalities
  • More than 130+ billion Arm-based chips shipped to date
  • An ecosystem of more than 1,000 partners


Multimedia Processing

The Arm Mali series of multimedia processors offers graphics and display solutions for your SoC. Arm's imaging and computer vision IP brings the next-generation camera and display technologies to consumer and embedded devices.

SoC Designs

Arm is the industry’s leading supplier of foundation physical IP and processor implementation solutions to address the performance, power and cost requirements for all application markets. With design enablement platforms supported on 18 foundry partners, Arm Artisan physical IP is the most trusted and widely used provider with more than 10 billion ICs being shipped annually.

Security IP

Arm provides a range of security IP products designed to protect against a variety of different attacks, even physical attacks. Arm security IP extends across the system with processors and subsystem protection (both hardware and software), as well as acceleration and offloading.


Arm Mbed OS is a free, open-source embedded operating system that includes all the necessary features to facilitate the development of IoT connected products, including standards-based security and connectivity stacks, an RTOS kernel, middleware for storage and networking, and remote device management. It is developed by Arm and our partners to tackle the challenges of creating and deploying IoT devices based on Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers.

KigenSim Solutions

With the accelerating growth of the IoT, trillions of devices will require scalable and secure connectivity. Kigen SIM solutions offer a flexible approach to delivering and managing connectivity with SIM, eSIM, iSIM, and remote provisioning. They help address the cost, implementation and deployment barriers to connecting IoT devices.

Development Tools and Software

Created by Arm architecture experts, our development tools are designed to accelerate product engineering from SoC architecture to software application development. Tools include:

  • SOC Design
  • Embedded & IoT Software Tools
  • Server & HPC Application Tools
  • Graphics Development Tools
  • Development Boards

The visionary behind the eminence of Arm

Simon Segars serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the arm. Since joining Arm as one of its first employees, Simon has driven technical and business innovations to help transform the company into the leading architect of the most pervasive computing technology the world has ever seen.He played a key role in developing industry standards, and his engineering work led to him being granted several embedded-systems patents. He became vice president of engineering in 2001, and before being named as Arm CEO in July 2013, he held several other strategy positions including global head of sales

Simon earned his BEng in electronic engineering from the University of Sussex and he holds a post-graduate degree in computer science from the University of Manchester.  In recognition of his extraordinary lifetime accomplishments and his impact on the global tech industry, Simon has conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Sussex.

“Technology will enhance human capability as a force for incredible good.”