Simon Segars

Simon Segars
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Simon Segars speaking at the Web Summit in 2017
Simon Anthony Segars

(1967-10-17) 17 October 1967 (age 53)[1]
Basildon, Essex, England
Nationality British
Alma mater
Known for
Awards UKtech50 (2016)[4]
Scientific career
Thesis Low power microprocessor design (1996)
Academic advisors Steve Furber[3]

Simon Anthony Segars (born 17 October 1967) is the chief executive officer (CEO) of ARM Holdings plc.[1][6][7][8][9] ARM is a world leading semiconductor IP company headquartered in Cambridge, England, that was acquired by SoftBank Group for £24.3 billion ($32 billion) in 2016.[10][11]


Segars was educated at the University of Sussex where he was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronic engineering.[2] He went on to study for a Master of Science 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.[3]


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][12][2][13][14][15]

In July 2013 he succeeded Warren East as CEO of ARM.[1][6][5] He is a member of the board of directors at Electronic Design Automation Ltd, the EDA Consortium, the Global Semiconductor Alliance and Dolby Laboratories Inc.[5]

Awards and honours

In 2016, Segars was named the UKtech50 most influential person in UK Information technology by Computer Weekly.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Mance, Henry (7 July 2013). "Simon Segars, ARM Holdings chief". Financial Times. London.(subscription required)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c Segars, Simon Anthony (1996). Low Power Microprocessor Design (MSc thesis). University of Manchester. OCLC 643624237. Copac 36604476.
  4. ^ a b Evenstad, Lis (2016). "UKtech50 interview: ARM Holdings CEO Simon Segars". Computer Weekly. Archived from the original on 8 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d Anon (2017). "Simon Segars". Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b Cave, Andrew (23 March 2013). "Sunday Interview: ARM's Warren East and Simon Segars". The Daily Telegraph.
  7. ^ ARM CEO insights: Fireside Chat with Simon Segars at ARM TechCon '13 on YouTube
  8. ^ ARM CEO Simon Segars at CES 2014 on YouTube, Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas
  9. ^ ARM CEO Simon Segars Keynote at ARM Techcon 2013 on YouTube
  10. ^ Moore, James (2016). "ARM chief Simon Segars hails £24.3bn SoftBank deal as 'good for Britain'". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 21 April 2017.
  11. ^ Bertoni, Steven. "PODCAST: How Arm Holdings Got Into Every Tech Gadget You Own". Forbes. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  12. ^ Simon Segars's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  13. ^ 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). pp. 230–235. doi:10.1109/ICCD.1998.727055. ISBN 0-8186-9099-2.
  14. ^ Segars, Simon (1997). "ARM7TDMI power consumption". IEEE Micro. 17 (4): 12–19. doi:10.1109/40.612178.
  15. ^ 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.