ARM CEO Warren East retires July 1st, replaced by Simon Segars

Posted by Charbax – March 19, 2013

On July 1st, Simon Segars is going to be the new CEO of ARM.

John Buchanan, Chairman of ARM Holdings plc, said, "Warren has transformed ARM during his time as CEO. In 2001 ARM had one processor product line found mainly in mobile phones. Now ARM provides the broadest portfolio of technologies in the industry, used by more than 300 semiconductor customers in nearly 9 billion chips last year. During Warren’s tenure the company has received royalties for over 40 billion ARM-based chips. As CEO he has created a strong platform for growth and consistently created value for shareholders even in a challenging external environment. On behalf of the Board, and the wider ARM team, deep thanks are due to Warren for his passion, service and leadership."

"The Board is delighted to have someone of Simon Segars’ experience and calibre within ARM to appoint to the role of CEO. Following an extensive review of candidates worldwide, Simon’s proven technology expertise and management skills across a range of senior executive roles make him an excellent CEO candidate and highly qualified to take the company forward. The Board looks forward to continuing to work with Simon to build on the strong momentum that has been created over the past years."

Here's a look back at some of my video interviews posted during the past 2 and a half years with both Warren East and Simon Segars:

From 3 weeks ago, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I posted my first video interview with Warren East:

At ARM Techcon 2011 in October 2011 I interviewed Simon Segars:

and also back at ARM Techcon 2010 in November 2010: