The company believes size, power, connectivity and data management are prime components of wearable while battery is heaviest part of them.
Hurley said smaller wearable like health monitors will not only reduce the hassle for the patients but also prevent them from being ripped apart, while sending out continuous data feed without interruption.
Hurley added, "The weight and profile of the product is really important."
The wearable CPU designs will have sensors closer to digital signal processors (DSPs), which will allow faster processing of data, facilitating interaction with smartphones or other data collecting instruments.
As part of its plan, the company is setting up a new CPU Design Center in the Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Scheduled to open by the end of 2014, the centre will design ARM Cortex-M series processors for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and embedded applications markets.
ARM chief executive officer Simon Segars said proximity to key semiconductor and ecosystem partners and high-caliber local engineering talent makes Taiwan an ideal location for the company to expand CPU design activities.
"The new design center will have a particular focus on the development of ARM Cortex-M processors which are the market-leading design choice for IoT products," Segars said.
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