UK-based microprocessor designer ARM Holdings has published quarterly results that show revenue up 26% year-on-year.
Revenue reached £171.2 million, while pre-tax profit was up 30% to £86.6 million. The company also said it had generated a record £96 million in cash.
Simon Segars, ARM’s CEO, said “ARM has delivered another quarter of strong revenue and normalised earnings growth. We continue to see demand for ARM’s next generation technology, and in Q2 we signed five licenses for Cortex-A series processors, and seven licenses for ARM’s Mali graphics processor, demonstrating our leadership in both low-power processor and 3D graphics technology. During the quarter, our Partners announced exciting new design wins as ARM-based chips were selected for high-volume OEM products. These included many new smartphones and tablets, ARM-based 64-bit servers and mobile base stations. In Q2, ARM’s processor royalty revenue again outperformed the semiconductor industry, growing at 24% year-on-year. In part this outperformance was driven by the growth in smartphones and mobile computing. These smart devices increasingly contain both ARM’s higher-royalty yielding Cortex-A processor technology and also ARM’s Mali graphics.”