The ARM-ECS Research Centre focuses on leading-edge research on advanced design methods, architectures and their practical validations for energy-efficient and dependable single-core and multi-core processor systems.

The Centre is co-directed by Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Dr David Flynn of ARM, who is also ARM Fellow and Visiting Professor at ECS. Their successful research collaborations over a number of years led to the establishment of the ARM-ECS Research Centre in 2008.

Researchers in the Centre work at ARM or at ECS with internships at ARM. Currently PhD research projects are being carried out in the Centre, funded by ARM, EPSRC and the University of Southampton. Each project has one or more industrial mentors from ARM, in addition to academic supervisors from ECS. PhD students are based at ARM, or at ECS, and typically each student spends three months interning at ARM each year.