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...