ARM expands Bangalore facility

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Bangalore, Mar 13 (UNI) ARM, the global leader among IP Design Companies, has expanded its design centre in the city to scale up its operations in the country.

Announcing this at a press conference here today, ARM Holdings COO Tudor Brown said the centre was the second largest after its Cambridge facility in the UK.

The fastest growing Indian centre would be critical for ARM's global eco-system, engaged in providing embedded RISC microprocessor technology like core and system-on-chip designs, application software, system platform and development tools to over 400 companies all over the world.

He said the Bangalore facility, established in 2004 with over 100 staff, could now accommodate over 700 employees. The facility had evolved into an important centre in harnessing skilled technical talent to develop leading technology solutions.

ARM's semiconductor partners had shipped more than 10 billion ARM Powered Processors till date and offered a full range of microprocessor cores, tools, peripherals, design platform and application software, all built around the industry's most widely supported 32-bit RISC microprocessor technology.

Over three billion chips, including two billion in cell phones and one billion in control processors, which were shipped last year globally had ARM technology, he said.

"Innovation is the core strength of ARM and it invests over 25 per cent of its total annual revenue in R and D every year," Mr Brown said.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who was also present, unveiled ARM's Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) India programme 'Anvas', which was committed to support underprivileged children.

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