Don't forget that Apple in the late '90s early 2000 lost interest in ARM and sold most of its shares (at the end of it all Apple had only about 15% left). So I wouldn't speak too loudly of Apple co-founding it with Acorn because from early on in the life of the company Apple pretty much didn't have much influence in it. ;) It also started because it wanted to further develop the Acorn RISC machine processor, the only reason Apple was interested in that was because it used it in its Newton. So the main tech that started ARM off was from Acorn. I'm think you are overestimating Apple's role in the growth of ARM.
Edited by Chipsy - 4/4/14 at 3:31pm