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ARM designs to power 100bn chips over 4 years, CEO says

SoftBank unit foresees explosive market growth as 'internet of things' takes root

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ARM CEO Simon Segars delivers a speech at the SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo on July 20.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Some 100 billion chips built on ARM Holdings technology will be shipped in the next four years, as many as in the company's entire history so far, thanks to demand tied to the so-called internet of things, CEO Simon Segars told The Nikkei here Thursday.

"We are looking to build this platform of technologies," Segars said -- a "computing platform that all of these applications will rely on."

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