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ARM Company Milestones

 

2012

2011

2010

  • Giesecke & Devrient secure mobile payments announcement via ARM TrustZone and G&D's Mobicore technologies
  • ARM launches Cortex-M4 processor for high performance digital signal control
  • ARM together with key Partners form Linaro to speed rollout of Linux based devices
  • Microsoft becomes ARM Architecture Licensee
  • ARM & TSMC sign long-term agreement to achieve optimized Systems-on-Chip based on ARM processors, extending down to 20nm
  • ARM extends performance range of processor offering with the Cortex-A15 MPCore processor
  • ARM Mali becomes the most widely licensed embedded GPU architecture
  • ARM Mali-T604 Graphics Processing Unit introduced providing industry-leading graphics performance with an energy-efficient profile
  • ARM announces Corelink 400 series of AMBA 4 protocol-compliant system IP

2009

  • ARM announces 2GHz capable Cortex-A9 dual core processor implementation
  • ARM invests in Japanese software vendor eSOL to develop enhanced platforms for next-generation automotive electronics
  • ARM launches its smallest, lowest power, most energy efficient processor, Cortex-M0
  • ARM Ltd. receives Best Companies accreditation
  • ARM extends its leadership in media processing by acquiring Logipard AB

2008

  • ARM announces 10 billionth processor shipment
  • ARM wins Britain's Top Employer Award 2008 from crf.com
  • ARM announces Industry First silicon-on-Insulator Physical IP for IBM's 45nm SOI Foundry
  • ARM Mali-200 GPU Worlds First to achieve Khronos Open GL ES 2.0 conformance at 1080p HDTV resolution

2007

  • Five billionth ARM Powered processor shipped to the mobile device market
  • ARM Cortex-M1 processor launched – the first ARM processor designed specifically for implementation on FPGAs
  • AMBA Adaptive Verification IP launched
  • RealView Profiler for Embedded Software Analysis introduced
  • ARM unveils Cortex-A9 processors for scalable performance and low-power designs
  • ARM Introduces SecurCore SC300 Processor For Smart Card Applications
  • Warren East, CEO, wins Orange Business Leader of the Year Award

2006

  • IEEE honors ARM with its 2006 Corporate Innovation Recognition award.  
  • ARM Cortex-A8 processor recognized as "Best In 2005" by four leading electronics industry publications

2005

  • ARM listed by Electronic Business as one of the ten most significant companies in electronics over the past 30 years
  • ARM acquired Keil Software
  • ARM Cortex-A8 processor announced
  • ARM launched DesignStart Program  

2004

  • ARM acquired Artisan Components Inc.
  • The ARM Cortex family of processors, based on the ARMv7 architecture, is announced. The ARM Cortex-M3 is announced in conjunction, as the first of the new family of processors
  • ARM Cortex-M3 processor announced, the first of a new Cortex family of processor cores
  • NEON media acceleration technology announced
  • ARM technology licensed to Aplix, Atheros, Broadcom, CSR, Kawasaki, NEC, Socle, Sony Ericsson, Thomson, Toshiba, Samsung and ZRRT
  • ARM acquired Axys Design Automation
  • MPCore multiprocessor launched, the first integrated multiprocessor
  • OptimoDE technology launched, the groundbreaking embedded signal processing core

2003

  • ARM acquired Adelante Technologies, Belgium
  • TrustZone technology announced, providing a secure platform at the heart of ARM cores
  • AMBA 3.0 (AXI) methodology announced
  • STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments joined by ARM and Nokia as founding members of the MIPI Alliance, to define open standards for mobile application processors
  • CoreSight real-time debug and trace solution for multi-core systems announced

2002

  • ARM announced that it had shipped over one billion of its microprocessor cores to date
  • ARM technology licensed to Seagate, Broadcom, Philips, Matsushita, Micrel, eSilicon, Chip Express and ITRI
  • ARM launched the ARM11 microarchitecture 
  • ARM launches its RealView family of development tools
  • Flextronics became the first ARM Licensing Partner program member, allowing it to sub-license ARM technology to its own customers

2001

  • ARM's share of the 32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor market grew to 76.8 per cent
  • ARM announced new ARMv6 architecture
  • Fujitsu, Global UniChip, Samsung and Zeevo licensed ARM technology
  • ARM acquired key technologies and an embedded debug design team from Noral Micrologics Ltd
  • Warren East appointed Chief Executive Officer
  • ARM Connected Community established

2000

  • Agilent, Altera, Micronas, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Sanyo, Triscend and ZTEIC licensed ARM technology
  • ARM launched SecurCore family for smartcards
  • ARM acquired Allant Software and Infinite Designs
  • ARM invested $2m in Parthus Technologies plc
  • ARM formed equity alliance with CoWare
  • TSMC and UMC became members of ARM Foundry Program

1999

  • LSI Logic, STMicroelectronics and Fujitsu licensed ARM technology
  • ARM joined FTSE 100 Index
  • ARM introduced PrimeCell peripherals
  • ARM announced synthesizable ARM9E processor with enhanced signal processing
  • ARM acquired Micrologic

1998

  • HP, IBM, Matsushita, Seiko Epson and Qualcomm licensed ARM technology
  • Flotation of ARM Holdings plc on LSE and NASDAQ (17 April 1998)  
  • ARM developed synthesizable version of the ARM7TDMI core  
  • ARM Partners shipped more than 50 million ARM Powered products

1997

  • Hyundai, Lucent, Philips, Rockwell and Sony licensed ARM technology
  • ARM and Sun announced direct JavaOS support for ARM RISC architecture
  • ARM acquired 45% shareholding in PALMCHIP
  • ARM9TDMI family announced

1996

  • Alcatel, OKI, Rohm and Yamaha licensed ARM technology
  • ARM and VLSI Technology introduced the ARM810 microprocessor
  • ARM and Microsoft worked together to extend Windows CE to the ARM architecture

1995

  • ARM announced the Thumb architecture extension, which gives 32-bit RISC performance at 16-bit system cost and offers industry-leading code density
  • ARM launched Software Development Toolkit
  • First StrongARM core from Digital Semiconductor

1994

  • AKM (Asahi Kasei Microsystems) and Samsung licensed ARM technology
  • ARM opened offices in Los Gatos, California, USA; and Tokyo, Japan

1993

  • Cirrus Logic and Texas Instruments licensed ARM technology
  • Nippon Investment and Finance became ARM's fourth investor
  • ARM introduced the ARM7 core

1992

  • GEC Plessey and Sharp licensed ARM technology

1991

  • ARM introduced its first embeddable RISC core, the ARM6 solution

1990

  • Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) spins out of Acorn and Apple Computer's collaboration efforts with a charter to create a new microprocessor standard. VLSI Technology becomes an investor and the first licensee

1987

  • Acorn's ARM processor debuts as the first RISC processor for low-cost PCs

1985

  • Acorn Computer Group developed the world's first commercial RISC processor
 
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