Chip designer ARM saw its revenue decline 8 percent in Q3 2009 to $123 million, while pre-tax profit was about halved to $12.6 million. The company is optimistic about the future, and says they're seeing an increased interest from non-mobile markets.
The order backlog climbed 3 percent sequentially, but in comparison with the situation after the half year it improved by 10 percent. The company sold 28 processor licenses in Q3, with non-mobile devices being a major driver: 15 out of these 28 licenses were signed for a broad range of applications such as automotive, digital TV, networking, storage and microcontrollers. The remaining licenses were intended for use in mobile devices such as smartphones or mobile computers.