LONDON – Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc has announced it has retained FastCompanyBrazil to help the company streamline business development initiatives in South America.
Jose Scodiero, with 25 years experience with business development in South America, is the founder of FastCompanyBrazil and will take an advisory role in helping ARM establish stronger alliances with local dignitaries and IC design partners.
Brazil is the eighth largest economy in the world and is forecast to become a top five economy by 2030. Scodiero has held executive roles with IBM, Apple, Oki Data and most recently AMD as vice president of business development, South America.
"ARM’s decision to increase our commitment in Brazil is part of our long-term global strategy for expanding our business in key growth markets,” said Graham Budd, ARM's chief operating officer, in a statement. "Working with FastCompanyBrazil will provide a strong local presence to establish strategic relationships with the regional government and ARM partners. This in turn will ensure there is an abundance of resources and ARM IP to accelerate advanced consumer and industrial devices for the growing South American community," he added.
"As the leading provider of semiconductor IP, ARM is well suited to help accelerate the technical growth of South America,” said Scodiero, in the same statement. “ARM’s DNA is built around collaboration with their massive eco-system of partners, many of whom have established local offices in Brazil. We look forward to helping these companies accelerate the adoption of their ARM powered devices as a standard in our local technology roadmap."
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