Key Driver of IoT Era

The technologies of processor designer Arm are used in the main chips of almost all smartphones and tablets. In the Internet of Things (IoT) era, Arm, as a leader in semiconductor technologies, is expected to play a central role in the SoftBank Group ’ s strategy by taking advantage of its differentiated technologies in high security and energy efficiency.

Basic information

Main businesses
  • Design of microprocessor intellectual property and related technology
  • Sale of software tools and provision of related services
Core companiesArm Holdings plc


Arm’s processor technology is the world’s most widely licensed and deployed semiconductor design of its kind and has a 100% share in markets as diverse as smartphones and disk drives, and a very high share in a host of electronic devices, from digital TVs to drones. As new markets for electronics emerge, they are often based on Arm’s advanced processor designs, including IoT, self-driving vehicles, and industrial automation.

Since becoming part of the SoftBank Group, Arm has been accelerating investment in research and development by hiring more engineers. With the expansion of its engineering capability, Arm intends to develop new technologies faster, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and augmented reality. Arm is also investing in creating new revenue streams from adjacent markets, especially in the Internet of Things (IoT).

For more information about Arm, its business, and its technology, please refer to its website at:

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