Sophie Wilson – Inventor Of The ARM Processor


There are currently over 200 billion ARM-powered chips in existence, with around 7 billion shipping every quarter, equating to 900 chips per second and 70 million chips a day. We’re joined by Sophie Wilson, inventor of the ARM processor, whose pioneering work is in nearly every smartphone, tablet & smartwatch on the planet.

About Our Guest

Sophie Wilson who jointly designed the Advanced RISC (ARM) processor along with Steve Furber, and her work continues today as a Fellow and Distinguished Engineer at Broadcom.

ARM processors have become ubiquitous in the 21st century, not only as the dominant computing architecture for smartphones and mobile devices, but also as Apple’s architecture of choice for the desktop and laptop devices powered by Apple Silicon. ARM processors power many of the 240 million 911 calls in the US every year, provide 2 billion people with internet access in emerging nations who otherwise wouldn’t have it, power millions of biomedical devices, and according to the University of Oxford, help to empower women’s rights across the globe. The

These are only a few of the reasons that Maximum PC named Sophie one of “The 15 Most Important Women in Tech History”, and she has been honored as Commander of the Order of the British Empire, a Fellow of the Royal Society, an honorary fellow at Selwyn College, and a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, among many other awards and honors.