ARM tells CNET that the shift to 64-bit devices is taking place faster than expected. Part of the reason is that even 32-bit code runs faster on ARM's newest 64-bit chips.
Phone and tablet makers are rushing to embrace 64-bit designs, surprising even those executives behind the chip platform.
Tom Lantzsch, ARM's executive vice president of corporate strategy, spoke with CNET after the company reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday.
ARM supplies virtually all of the basic processor designs for phones and tablets running on Android.
"Certainly, we've had big uptick in demand for mobile 64-bit products. We've seen this with our [Cortex] A53, a high-performance 64-bit mobile processor," he said.