ARM is a highly power-efficient microprocessor design that can be found in many 32-bit chips. Acorn Computers Ltd. pushed for the design in the early 1980s when it realized it needed secondary processors for its BBC Micro computer platform. After studying early Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) efforts, engineers at Acorn began the Acorn RISC Machine Project (ARM), and the ARM2 microprocessor was made commercially available by 1986. In the ensuing 25 years, many semiconductor companies have licensed ARM technology and integrated it onto their chips. Nearly every mobile gadget made today contains some sort of ARM processor, whether it’s made by Intel or Qualcomm (Snapdragon).