Arm is growing its staff of developers by more than 50% in its R&D centre in Budapest. The technology company, which is specialised in IT, particularly in microprocessors and graphic processors, chips and network devices, is witnessing its Hungarian centre gain even more importance through its expansion project of EUR 9 million, which will result in the creation of 60 more jobs in research and development.
Arm, which was founded in 1990 with its headquarters in Cambridge, is concerned with the design smart phones and IoT tools and devices, artificial intelligence, 5G networks and development of corporate infrastructure solutions. Arm's advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 165 billion chips and its technologies securely power products from the sensor to the smartphone and the supercomputer. Together with 1,000+ technology partners, Arm is at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud. Their products and services are available to use in the most diverse sectors and industries, from car manufacturing to smart cities and healthcare. The company has over 6,000 employees coming from 61 countries.
Arm has been present in Hungary since 2014, and now gives work to more than 100 colleagues as compared to the initial headcount of 20. The scope of activities both includes conventional digital hardware development and embedded software development, and also operational support is given to the parent company's different business units. Professionals in R&D focus, among others, work on the design of energy-efficient processors, intelligent application technologies – from sensors to servers, including smart phones, tablets, corporate infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) tools. The fields of application are ever widening with growing demand for use in hand-held devices and industrial applications, or in the development of self-driving vehicles and telecommunications.
The aim of the latest employee and capacity expansion endeavour is to successfully address the challenge of the supply of improved embedded systems and system components in IoT with the help of the Budapest office. The performance of the necessary development tasks, with their complex nature, will rely on the outstanding work of a number of qualified and highly-skilled Hungarian engineers in the coming years.