MAIL ONLINE: Bring tech firm Arm back to the London stock market, demand City grandees, leading scientists and MPs

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Period17 Feb 2022

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  • TitleBring tech firm Arm back to the London stock market, demand City grandees, leading scientists and MPs
    Media name/outletMail Online
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/02/22
    DescriptionComputer scientist Steve Furber, who helped design the original Arm microprocessor and worked with the company's founders, said that although the present-day business is 'intrinsically global' he 'would certainly like Arm to be a British company.'

    The 68-year-old, a professor of computer engineering at Manchester University, said Arm's 'centre of gravity is still Cambridge' despite also having design centres in the US and Bangalore, India. Furber said he opposed the original sale to Softbank because he believes Arm's independence has been 'key to its success'.

    He was also against the planned sale to Nvidia, because it is a close competitor. Furber said a return to independence would be a 'good move', and that he favoured a dual listing on both the London and New York exchanges.
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-10524745/Bring-Arm-London-stock-market-demand-City-grandees-leading-scientists-MPs.html
    PersonsSteve Furber

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  • technology
  • UK economy