ARM is one of the most promising new entries in the server arena, but its history goes back to 1985 and a processor made by VLSI. Back then, a company called Acorn sold a computer called Acorn RISC Machine, (ARM). The ARM division to develop RISC processors was spun off in 1990 and the first embedded ARM6 core was launched in 1991 (based on ARMv3 architecture). The current Cortex family of ARM processors are based on the ARMv7 core, Early customers included Apple, which used the technology for its Newton Message Pad. Even though ARM was able to license more than 20 billion produced ARM processors to its customers so far, the processor has not made its way into servers yet. In 2013 or 2014, we’ll be awaiting the first ARM servers for with 64-bit support in a new to arrive based on ARMv8 architecture designs.