ARM set up second largest design center in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Mar 13 (UNI) ARM, the global leader among the IP Design companies has expanded its design center located in the city to enable its expanded operations.

Making the announcement Mr Tudor Brown, COO, ARM Holdings, said the centre was the second biggest after its Cambridge facility in UK.

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

He said that the Bangalore facility established in 2004 with over 100 staff was expanded to 350-seat capacity within two years and was now being expanded to house over 700 employees to sustain its global growth.

He said that the India facility had evolved into an important center in harnessing skilled technical talent to develop leading technology solutions for the digital world. "India offers ARM tremendous opportunities to grow and expand its scope of product development activities" he said.

He said that ARM's semiconductor Partners had shipped more than 10 billion ARM Powered Processors till date, has offers 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.

"In partnership with a diverse range of global partners, we are delivering a broad spectrum of technology innovation including automotive, consumer entertainment, imaging, industrial, networking, secure, storage and wireless". Last year over 3 billion chips including 2 billion in mobiles and one billion relating to control processors, shipped globally has ARM technology, he said.

Informing that Passion, Innovation and Quality are the core drivers of company's success Mr Brown informed that ARM's India design center is the fastest growing within ARM worldwide. He said that core strength of ARM, a total IP company was innovation and it invests over 25 per cent of its total annual revenue into Research and Development every year. "40 per cent of the company's revenue geneate through licensing its solutions" he said.

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who also present on the occasion has unveiled ARM's Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) India program 'Anvas' which was committed to support underprivileged children. Prince Andrew also presented a cheque of 6000 hours of ARM employees, to three NGO's working in supporting a wide range of socioeconomic, educational and health initiatives. "In addition to working for children's education and empowerment, ARM will also contribute a financial amount matching the personal contributions of its employees to encourage Anvas" he said.

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