Five Minute Focus On: Alan McKee, Simulity Labs/ARM
Tell us about Simulity Labs/ARM
Simulity Labs now part of ARM. We were acquired by ARM 3rd July 2017 after their search for SIM technology to enable them to operate their products within the cellular space. A real coup for NI to have a company of ARM’s stature entering NI and in effect creating a development centre. We are expecting to double our numbers in the next few months.
What’s your role in Simulity Labs/ARM?
Site Lead and Senior Manager.
Tell us something about your company we might not know.
Simulity Labs supplies SIM OS and SIM modules to customers across the globe having shipped at least 100 million units. As for ARM, everyone has a smart phone and every smart phone has a processor designed by ARM.
What’s next for Simulity Labs/ARM?
Simulity will spearhead a new secure element division within ARM focused on securing IoT devices to the cellular network.
What is your favourite thing about working in Belfast?
The people, I have worked across the US and in particular Silicon Valley, have seen nowhere anyone to beat the focus and ability to solve problems we get here in Belfast.
What do you like about being a Glandore member?
Great office facilities, staff and slap bang in the city centre.
Friday nights in or Friday nights out?
Friday night is Chinese night with my late wife’s family.