December 19, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- According to industry insiders, Arm has recently laid off more than 70 software engineers in China and will transfer some positions outside China.

About 15 of the laid-off employees will be transferred to different positions to work on China-related projects, the insider said.

"The positions being laid off are currently being filled by contract software engineers who have participated in projects across Arm's global operations," the insider added.

Prior to this, Arm stated in a statement that Arm is committed to the development of the Chinese market and the local Arm ecosystem. In order to ensure that the Chinese software ecosystem can take full advantage of the performance and features of the Arm architecture, Arm is restructuring its Chinese Software engineering resources to focus on providing direct support to local developers.