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ARM CEO announces retirement

21 Mar 2013

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Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) provider ARM Holdings plc., has announced that its chief executive officer (CEO), Warren East, will be retiring on July 1, 2013. East has spent 19 years in the company, 12 of which as CEO. He will be replaced by current ARM President, Simon Segars.

Warren East joined ARM in 1994 to establish the company's consulting business and later became VP of business operations. Within three years he was appointed to the Board as Chief Operating Officer. Warren became ARM's CEO in October 2001 and under his leadership ARM has become the foremost designer of semiconductor IP in the world, providing processor technology for nearly all mobile phones and many other consumer and industrial electronic devices in use today.

Simon Segars, 45, joined the Board in January 2005, is President of ARM, and has operational responsibility for the company's IP divisions. Simon has been with ARM since 1991 and has held several executive roles including EVP Engineering, when he worked on many of the early ARM processors, as well as EVP Worldwide Sales and EVP Business Development. He has international leadership experience having held senior positions for ARM in both the UK and the USA.




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