ARM smiles its way to the bank as profits double

By Leeky
Oct 26, 2011
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  1. Chip manufacturer ARM Holdings had a record third-quarter despite slowdowns reported in most parts of the industry, in large part due to the insatiable demand for chips fitted to smartphones…

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  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I'm surprised they only made £120m from selling 1 billion chips... that's only £0.12 per chip?
  3. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Actually, they sold 1.9 billion chips. Read it again.

    They spent £64.4 million and profitted £55.8 million. They also received £37.8 million on licensing, so subract that from their profit (since it involves no chip manufacturing) and you get £18 million in chip profit. That mean their cost per chip was £0.0339 and and they sold them for £0.0434 making a profit of £0.0095 on each chip.

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