ARM doubles its profits on strong demand for smartphone and tablet chippery
Phone, Symbian and other smartphones and tablets, then license it to chip makers like NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Samsung and Texas Instruments to make their own silicon. Buried in the report is the info that it already has these companies licensing its upcoming architecture for mobile devices as well:25% profit margin is not something every company is capable of, and ARM Holdings is achieving that with about 2000 employees, which comes to show that innovation pays off well. The Brits design the architecture for all those snazzy chips inside our Android, iOS, Windows
ARM recently introduced Cortex-A7 and the big.LITTLE concept, where it will pair such cores with Cortex-A15 juggernauts to achieve performance boost at lower battery consumption and give sub-$100 smartphones in 2013 the power of today's high-ends.