ARM saw Q1 revenue growth of 14% y-o-y reaching $348 million with processor royalty revenue growth of 31% y-o-y to reach $167.5 million and licensing revenue growth of 3% to reach $133.2 million.
30 new licences were signed.
“As the world becomes more digital and more connected, we continue to see an increase in the demand for ARM’s smart and energy-efficient technology, which is driving both our licensing and royalty revenues,” says Simon Segars, ARM’s CEO
Four ARMv8-A processor licences signed, and an additional architecture licence for smart mobile devices.
Four Mali multimedia processor licences signed, including another licence for Mali video technology
Two POP IP licences were signed, including one for a Cortex-A53 processor implementation on a 28nm process and ARM derived its first physical IP royalty revenues from a leading edge FinFET manufacturing process
There was ‘strong’ y-o-y growth in shipments of microcontrollers and, all in all, 3.8 billion ARM-based chips were shipped in Q1 – up 31% year-on-year
For Q2 ARM expects a normal seasonal decline in line with the general semiconductor market.