Record 6.7bn Arm chips shipped in single quarter just the start

Rene Haas, Arm

Arm has set a new record for chips distributed in a single quarter but senior executive Rene Haas is predicting even greater figures as 2021 unrolls.

The Cambridge company’s silicon partners shipped a record 6.7 billion Arm-based chips in the final quarter of 2020 which equates to  more than 842 chips shipped per second. To-date, Arm partners have shipped more than 180 billion Arm-based chips.

Included within the record shipments are Arm Mali-based graphics processors which have been the number one shipping GPU since 2015.

Haas says: “The record 6.7 billion Arm-based chip shipments we saw reported last quarter is testament to the incredible innovation of our partners: from technology inside the world’s number one supercomputer down to the tiniest ultra-low power devices.

“The Arm ecosystem continues to be at the centre of the IoT revolution as many of the record 4.4 billion Cortex-M processors reported as shipped last quarter enable billions of IoT devices. The growth in Arm-based intelligent embedded solutions has been staggering as demand for more ubiquitous endpoint intelligence is skyrocketing.

“Looking ahead, we expect to see increased adoption of Arm IP as we signed a record 175 licences in 2020 – many of those signed by first-time Arm partners.

“This is fantastic evidence of the strength of our IP roadmap and Arm Total Compute, a transformative approach to SoC design based on use case driven system solutions.

“From the cloud to the endpoint, we are providing our ecosystem with the secure building blocks needed for their unique solutions and together we are setting the course for the future of computing.”

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