Simon Segars

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Simon Segars
Born Simon Anthony Segars
(1967-10-17) 17 October 1967 (age 49)[1]
Basildon, Essex, England
Residence Silicon Valley, California, US[1]
Nationality British
Alma mater
Academic advisors Steve Furber[4]
Known for

Simon Anthony Segars (born 17 October 1967) is the chief executive officer (CEO) of ARM Holdings plc[1][5][6][7][8] a world leading semiconductor IP company headquartered in Cambridge, England.


Segars was educated at the University of Sussex where he was awarded a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering.[3] He went to study for a master's degree from the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester in 1996 on low power microprocessor design in the ARM6 chip, supervised by Steve Furber.[4]


After working for Standard Telephones and Cables, Segars joined ARM in 1991 as its 16th employee.[1] He led development of the ARM7TM and ARM9TM Thumb® processor families.[1][9][10][3][11][12][13]

In July 2013 he succeeded Warren East as CEO of ARM.[1][5][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Mance, Henry (2013-07-07). "Simon Segars, ARM Holdings chief". Financial Times. (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Simon Segars". Businessweek. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  3. ^ a b c Segars, Simon; Sheikholeslami, Ali; Fischer, Stephen (2003). "Guest editorial :Special issue of the digital, memory, and signal processing sessions of the 2003 ISSCC". IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 38 (11): 1791. doi:10.1109/JSSC.2003.818123. 
  4. ^ a b c Segars, Simon Anthony (1996). Low Power Microprocessor Design (MSc thesis). University of Manchester. 
  5. ^ a b Cave, Andrew (2013-03-23). "Sunday Interview: ARM's Warren East and Simon Segars". Daily Telegraph. 
  6. ^ ARM CEO insights: Fireside Chat with Simon Segars at ARM TechCon '13 on YouTube
  7. ^ ARM CEO Simon Segars at CES 2014 on YouTube
  8. ^ ARM CEO Simon Segars Keynote at ARM Techcon 2013 on YouTube
  9. ^ Simon Segars's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  10. ^ Simon Segars on Twitter
  11. ^ Segars, Simon (1998). "The ARM9 family-high performance microprocessors for embedded applications". Proceedings International Conference on Computer Design. VLSI in Computers and Processors (Cat. No.98CB36273). p. 230. doi:10.1109/ICCD.1998.727055. ISBN 0-8186-9099-2. 
  12. ^ Segars, Simon (1997). "ARM7TDMI power consumption". IEEE Micro. 17 (4): 12. doi:10.1109/40.612178. 
  13. ^ Goudge, Liam; Segars, Simon (1996). "Thumb: Reducing the cost of 32-bit RISC performance in portable and consumer applications". COMPCON '96. Technologies for the Information Superhighway Digest of Papers. p. 176. doi:10.1109/CMPCON.1996.501765. ISBN 0-8186-7414-8.