UKtech50 2017 – The most influential people in UK IT
Simon Segars took over as chief executive of chip designer ARM in July 2013. Segars, who topped the UKtech50 list in 2016, has worked for ARM since 1991 and led the development of a number of the firm’s processor designs. ARM has become central to the mobile revolution, with its chip architectures powering most of the smartphones and tablets worldwide, while the firm is vying to make a similar impact on the emerging market for internet of things (IoT) devices. Last year, ARM was acquired by Japanese technology firm Softbank Group.