Our Vision - CEO
Our Performance - CFO
|Simon Segars describes how ARM is Shaping the Connected World||Chris Kennedy reviews ARM's financial performance in 2015|
We create returns for our shareholders by investing in long-term growth opportunities.
Our goal is to create a world of smart connected devices and services, all based on energy-efficient technology, making life better for everyone.
ARM is the world’s leading semiconductor IP company. We develop and license technology that is at the heart of many of the digital electronic devices sold each year, from sensors to smartphones to servers. ARM’s energy-efficient microprocessor technology is helping to shape the world we live in. Smart chips are digitally connecting people with each other and also with the connected products that we use every day, creating a network of intelligent devices that enables us to get things done more quickly and easily. We have embraced the rapid pace of change in this increasingly digital world by developing technology that brings new possibilities to a globally connected population.
ARM is a fast-growing business in a dynamic and competitive market. In 2015 our customers reported that they had shipped around 15 billion ARM-based chips, an increase of 23% on the prior year. Just under half of those chips were shipped into mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, where ARM has a high market share. An increasing number of chips were shipped into new markets, including networking infrastructure and embedded intelligent devices such as microcontrollers and chips for the Internet of Things. ARM also signed 173 new processor licences which will underpin royalty revenues for years to come.
ARM has performed strongly in 2015. Group dollar revenues increased by 15% and normalised diluted earnings per share by 25% to 30.2p (IFRS: 33% to 23.9p). The Board has recommended an increase in the full year dividend for 2015 of 25%, demonstrating the Board’s confidence in ARM’s long-term growth opportunities, and, during the year, approved the buyback of 9.0 million shares.