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ARM Expecting 50% Mobile Chipset Market Share By 2015

UK based ARM, the company which makes chips for the iPhone and several other Smartphones, hopes to own 50 percent of the mobile chips market by 2015.

The company said that it currently supplies 10 percent of mobile chips for Smartphones and notebooks and plans to increase the share to 15 percent by the end of this year.

Speaking during the Computex conference in Teipei, the company’s president, Tudor Brown, also spoke about the company’s server plans, informing that volume shipments will not begin by 2015.

“We firmly believe this is going to happen. We know it is starting to happen right now. But it's going to be several years. We think it’s going to be 2014 or 2015, realistically, before you see any volume from ARM ," Brown said during the conference.

Several companies including Nvidia, Marvell, and Calxeda are working on processors based on ARM’s technology for servers. ARM’s chips have had a favourable review in the server market as they consume less power than those offered by Intel and AMD.

Tudor also talked about the company’s partnership with Microsoft, which plans to include support for ARM in Windows 8.

“Where it gets potentially game-changing is, what other opportunities does it open up for Microsoft. This opens up a much bigger market, and makes a valid and viable operating system for” TVs and automotive electronics,” he said.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

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