Back in the early 80's an uncle of mine was a school teacher who used to bring home the odd computer for us to mess about with.
They were all exciting (and slightly rubbish) with the exception of the BBC Micro. A wonderful piece of no-nonsense kit that my friends and I all agreed was going to conquer the world.
Sadly, that great hope for the British computer industry didn't succeed. Or did it?
There was one particular innovation in it that is now in virtually every smartphone in the world, and is the leading force in powering everything from your Wi-Fi to the Internet of Things.
And it's still a British company, in a very proud and quiet way. Read on here to discover more about the incredible story of ARM...
You’ve probably never heard of it, but ARM’s designs are at the heart of the iPhone and nearly every other modern smartphone. It has fingers in almost every other area of technology, from fitness trackers to server farms. It records profit margins that analysts have described as “impossible” (in a good way), and goes a long way to helping justify the “Silicon Fen” label sometimes applied to Cambridge’s tech scene. So how did one company get so successful without anyone really noticing? And, more importantly, what does ARM actually do?