mented by hardware components that allow the software designer to connect to a real target system and control the system for the purposes of finding errors in the software. The ARM DSTREAM unit allows the software developer to control the software running on the prototype product and examine the internal state of the prototype product, which is an essential part of debugging software. It also allows the software developer to capture the way that the software executes on the product in real time and provides feedback on the prototype product performance. ARM Development Boards are ideal systems for prototyping ARM-based products. This enables the function of the product to be confirmed in advance of building a silicon chip with a foundry or with a silicon partner. ARM Fast Models provide a methodology for engineers to build a virtual prototype of their system and run software on it. This allows software development to proceed in parallel with hardware development, which reduces overall time to market. The ARM Microcontroller Development Kit supports ARM-based microcontrollers and also 8051-based microcontrollers. The ARM Microcontroller Development Kit is used by developers who are building products and writing software using standard microcontrollers. Support and Maintenance Services Support, Maintenance and Training: ARM provides support and maintenance services under its license agreements to its semiconductor partners, as well as ARM product-related training. The company has expanded the range of support, maintenance and training services, and provides such services from its overseas offices, local to its customers’ engineering teams. 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, 2013, the company’s technology has been licensed to approximately 350 semiconductor companies. The company serves this geographically diverse base from offices in the United Kingdom, P.R. China, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India and the United States. 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 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 growing 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. The company owns 40% of the joint venture. Patent and Intellectual Property Protection As at December 31, 2013 the company held 908 U.S. patents in various aspects of its technology, and 984 non-U.S. patents with expiration dates ranging from 2014 to 2033. In addition, it had 1,319 patent applications pending worldwide. In February 2013, the company participated in a consortium of major technology companies which completed an agreement with MIPS Technologies, Inc. (MIPS) to obtain rights to its patent portfolio. The MIPS patent portfolio includes 580 patents and patent applications covering microprocessor design, SoC design and other related technology fields. Target Markets The company’s four target markets include home solutions, mobile solutions, enterprise solutions, and embedded Solutions. Research and Development In 2013, research and development costs were approximately £202.9 million. History ARM Holdings plc was founded in 1990.
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