nics, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. The ARM Microcontroller Development Kit is used by developers who are building products and writing software using standard off-the-shelf microcontrollers. Support and Maintenance Services Support, maintenance and training: The company provides support and maintenance services under its license agreements to its semiconductor partners, as well as ARM product-related training. ARM Partner Network Semiconductor partners: The company licenses its technology on a worldwide and non-exclusive basis to semiconductor partners that manufacture and sell ARM-based chip solutions to systems companies. As of December 31, 2012, the company’s technology has been licensed to approximately 320 semiconductor companies. Tools and development partners: The company enables its tools and development partners to design tools that help its semiconductor partners and customers design ARM-based systems. The company provides IP and support to these tools and development partners to give end customers of the ARM architecture the possible range of tools support. Design partners: The company also has introduced the ARM Approved Design Center Program whereby design houses, which pass its strict qualification process, are able to access ARM technologies to enable them to undertake ARM-based designs for third parties. Joint Venture In April 2012, the company announced the creation of a joint venture with two partners dedicated to delivering a secure, accessible environment for advanced services running on the range of connected devices. The joint venture received regulatory approval at the end of November 2012 and commenced trading as Trustonic Limited on December 4, 2012. Target Markets The company’s four target markets include home solutions, mobile solutions, enterprise solutions, and embedded Solutions. Patent and Intellectual Property Protection As of December 31, 2012, the company held 792 U.S. patents in various aspects of its technology, and 946 non-U.S. patents with expiration dates ranging from 2013 to 2033. In addition, the company had 1,273 patent applications pending worldwide. Research and Development As of December 31, 2012, the company had research and development staff located at offices in Cambridge, Maidenhead, Sheffield and Blackburn in the United Kingdom; Sophia Antipolis and Grenoble, France; Grasbrunn, Germany; Trondheim, Norway; Lund, Sweden, Sentjernej, Slovenia; Austin, Texas, U.S.; San Jose, Irvine and San Diego, California, U.S.; Olympia, Washington, U.S., Bangalore, India; Shanghai, P.R. China and Hsinchu, Taiwan. In 2012, the company’s research and development costs were approximately £166.3 million. Significant Events In October 2013, ARM and Nordic Semiconductor announced an agreement to incorporate Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solutions with the ARM mbed IoT device development platform. This collaboration will enable developers to quickly and easily create new Bluetooth-connected devices and applications that leverage Nordic's system on chips (SoCs) which are based on the ARM Cortex-M processor series. In November 2013, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. has announced collaboration with ARM Ltd. and Oracle Corporation, to add new vertical segment support for 'one box' IoT gateway platform. Working with ARM and Oracle, Freescale has established a secured service platform that will help standardize and consolidate the delivery and management of IoT services for a range of vertical markets. In January 2014, ARM and UMC announced an agreement to offer the ARM Artisan physical IP platform along with POP IP for UMC's 28nm high-performance low-power (HLP) process technology. History ARM Holdings plc was founded in 1990.
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