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Arm: Everything you need to know about the blockbuster IPO

Arm IPO need to know
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Arm, the semiconductor designer from Cambridge, is gearing up for a blockbuster Nasdaq listing this week in what’s billed as the most eagerly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) of the year.

With the firm’s potentially $50bn listing imminent, here’s everything you need to know about the Arm IPO.

What is Arm?

Arm designs and licenses advanced semiconductor technology that powers many of the world’s electronic devices. From smartphones to video game consoles to servers, Arm estimates that 70% of the world’s population uses products powered by its chips. It has become a market leader, with customers including Nvidia, Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm.

The Cambridge-headquartered company was founded in 1990 as Advanced RISC Machines Ltd as a joint venture between Acorn Computers, Appl and VLSI Technology....