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Advanced RISC Machines Ltd.
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company (ARM) A company formed in 1990 by Acorn Computers
family, originally designed by Acorn.
ARM Ltd. also designs and licenses peripheral chips and
supplies supporting software and hardware tools. In April
1993, Nippon Investment and Finance, a Daiwa Securities
company, became ARM's fourth investor. In May 1994 Samsung
became the sixth large company to have a licence to use the
ARM processor core.
The success of ARM Ltd. and the strategy to widen the
availability of RISC technology has resulted in its chips now
being used in a range of products including the AppleNewton. As measured by an independent authority, more ARM
processors were shipped than SPARC chips in 1993. ARM has
also sold three times more chips than the PowerPC