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  • Jeff Burt from eWeek highlights an IDC report stating hyperscale data centers drove server growth in Q1 2015, writing, “Rack, blade and tower servers all saw revenue increases, but it was the density-optimized systems aimed at hyperscale data centers that got much of the analysts' attention.”
  • Jason Verge of Data Center Knowledge reports that HP has acquired ConteXtreme to bolster its NFV credentials. ConteXtreme is a provider of an OPenDaylight-based, carrier-grade SDN fabric for NFV
  • Several reporters including Gregory Walton from The Telegraphreport ARM is developing ADAS technology to prevent concentration lapses among drivers, noting, “The firm predicts that the technology is just ‘few years away from mass deployment.’”
  • Several news outlets including the BBC are reporting on the news that Avago Technologies is due to buy Broadcom for $37bn


 

Feel free to add in any news stories you have found that are relevant and interesting

  • Jeff Burt from eWeek highlights AMD’s refocused roadmap for data centers, writing, “The effort includes the new "Zen" architecture that will aim for both high-performance PCs and data center servers, new Radeon graphics products and continued development of ARM-based server processors.”
  • Jessica Lipsky of EETimes has news on the Samsung announcement of its next-generation process technology, a 10nm FinFET node. The announcement comes a month after Samsung detailed its 14nm process.
  • Tess Bennett of Applicance Retailer says the Australian Wearable Market is Predicted to Be Worth $1 Billion by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 78 per cent for the period 2014 to 2018, with revenues expected to reach $1 billion by 2018, according to Frost & Sullivan’s new report.
  • Nathan Eddy of eWeek reports Software-Defined Storage Gaining Traction Among Businesses, as more than half of organizations (52 percent) look to extend the life of existing storage assets and future-proof their IT infrastructure with software-defined storage (SDS) in 2015.

Hello all, here's the latest news from the past few days in the industry!


  • Fox Businesspublished a video interview between Simon Segars and Liz Claman as part of its “Suite Spot” series, discussing ARM’s growth into a multi-national semiconductor leader. Segars states, “We had to work hard for those first deals. Our business model was different, but through a lot of hard work and effort by everyone in the company, we achieved some success.”
  • Agam Shah from Computerworld highlights ARM’s process towards releasing its new processor designs, noting, “ARM is meeting the demands of a smartphone industry that's heading toward a cycle of six months to one year, said Dean McCarron, principal analyst at Mercury Research.”
  • Several reporters including Michael Kan from Network World report Huawei has launched a new OS operating on low power for IoT, writing, “The Liteos software can be as small as 10 kilobytes in size, and is designed to run on minimal power, making it suitable for a wide range of hardware, including microcontrollers and ARM Cortex embedded processors.”
  • Tech outlet Evertiq have coverage of ST and ARM cultivating future engineering talent in China with an innovation lab initiative to promote the ARM mbed and STM32 technologies
  • Desire Athow of TechRadar reports How Toshiba’s New Storage Device Could Change the Data Center as the whole set is enabled by an unidentified Linux platform that will allow the device to run what Toshiba calls, the next generation of software-defined storage applications.

 

As always, please feel free to add in your stories in the comments below if you see anything interesting

Eoin McCann

News Summary - May 19th

Posted by Eoin McCann May 19, 2015

Hello all, today I have news of charitable partnerships, open-source servers and driverless cars!

 

  • Steve Lohr from The New York Times highlights ARM’s partnership with UNICEF to bring IoT technology to developing societies through Wearables for Good, noting, “The long-term ambition is to jump start an industrial ecosystem for sensing and data technology that serves the needs of mothers and children in developing nations.”
  • Jeff Burt from eWeek reports Cavium and Canonical are demoing open-source cloud software running on ARM-based servers at the OpenStack Summit, stating, “Cavium and Applied Micro—with its X-Gene SoCs—were among the first vendors to launch ARM-based server chips based on ARM's ARMv8 architecture.”
  • Agam Shah from IDG News reports ARM Cortex-A72 is reaching the market faster than expected, quoting the Linley Group’s Linley Gwennap as stating, “Development of the next-gen chip is so far along that the team working on the A72 might be able to ‘steal’ design elements for use in their own product.” IDG also reports on ARM’s successor to the Cortex-A72 noting that, “ARM hasn't discussed the new chip publicly and even its name is not yet known. But the company seems to be accelerating the pace at which it gets new processor designs to market.”
  • Sophie Curtis from The Telegraph predicts Nvidia’s ARM-based Tegra X1 chip will power driverless cars in the future, writing, “The Tegra X1 processor, which powers its Drive CX cockpit visualisation computer, is capable of delivering one trillion floating-point operations per second (flops) – the same amount of power as a 1,600 square foot supercomputer 15 years ago.”

 

Feel free to post a link to any news item you see that is interesting or relevant

Eoin McCann

News Summary - May 14th

Posted by Eoin McCann May 14, 2015

Hello all, today I have news of new IoT development boards, open hypervisors and budget 64-bit processors:

 

  • Several reporters including David Manners from Electronics Weekly report Silicon Labs’ new USB-enabled MCUs are based on ARM’s Cortex-M0, noting, “To help developers move rapidly from design idea to final product, the Happy Gecko family is supported by the ARM mbed ecosystem, which includes new power management APIs developed by Silicon Labs and ARM.”
  • Several reporters including Neil McAllister from The Registerhighlight Samsung’s ARM-based Artik development boards for IoT, writing, “For starters, it's powered by two ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores, each clocked at 1GHz. For graphics it uses an ARM Mali 400 MP2 GPU, which gives it enough juice to pump out 720p video in a variety of formats at 30fps.”
  • David Steele of Android Headlines has news of Allwinner preparing a new budget A64 processor for tablets, which is a quad-core, 64-bit processor based around the ARM Cortex-A53, a processor core already known to be energy efficient.
  • Tom Baines of The Register highlights a new open hypervisor, the Xen - the open source equivalent of XenServer - developed and maintained by the Xen Project as a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

 

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend

This June, the ARM University Programme in partnership with the Technion Computer Engineering Center, will be running a one-day Professor Workshop based on our Internet of Things and Digital Signal Processing Education Kits.

 

DATES & TIMING

The primary workshop is on Sunday the 28th June
- If there is sufficient demand, a second workshop will run on Monday the 29th June.

Registration at 9:00, workshop begins at 9:30. Close by 17:00

 

TRAINER

Igal Eliyahu, Senior FAE, ARM Israel


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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

These workshops are exclusively for teaching faculty and post-graduate members of academia, and will provide you with the knowledge needed to teach students to use these tools in Labs and Projects.  Attendees who complete the full day of training will receive copies of all the training materials used.


 

REGISTRATION

Please register online here: AUP Workshop Registration

Workshop confirmations will be issued in early June.

Final timing and travel advice will be issued with the confirmations.


WORKSHOP CONTENT

  • Welcome and Introduction to the ARM University Programme (“AUP”) by the University Programme Manager for EMEA, Robert Iannello
  • Workshop based on our ST DSP Course
  • Workshop based on our Internet of Things Course
  • Q&A and networking discussions

 

ELIGIBILITY


Our Professor Workshops are completely FREE-OF-CHARGE for all members of academia.  Lunch along with morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided during the day.

 

We reserve the right to accept or refuse registrations based on our wish to enable the broadest spectrum of universities to participate.

 

Please note that ARM cannot cover any associated travel and accommodation costs in attending these events.


PREPARATION

You will need to bring your own laptop running Windows operating system. Please download and install the evaluation version of MDK in advance, from http://www.keil.com/arm/mdk.asp

 

CONTACT:

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We look forward to seeing you in Haifa!

Eoin McCann

News Summary - May 7th

Posted by Eoin McCann May 7, 2015

Good afternoon all, over the past couple of days there have been a couple of new mobile launches by ARM partners as well as announcements about deeper partnerships within the ecosystem

 

  • Several reporters including Nick Farrell from Fudzilla continue to highlight ARM’s partnership with Applied Micro and Netzyn to create a new virtual set-top box reference platform, writing, “The new vSTB user network function virtualization and runs on cloud servers powered by Applied Micro's X-Gene Server on a Chip and offers the potential to reduce network operator CapEx and OpEx, as well as increase average revenue per user.”
  • Gary Sims from Android Authority highlights ARM’s mbed development tools for microcontrollers, stating, “Now you might think that microcontrollers sound quite complex and inaccessible. But actually they aren’t. Thanks to ARM’s mbed platform you can get hold of a small board with a microcontroller on it for around $10 or $12. There are even whole IoT starter kits which provide network enabled microcontroller boards, and the software you need to start sending sensor data up into the cloud.”
  • Todd Weiss of eWeek reports on Janam's new industrial-grade XG3 mobile computer. It has a pistol-grip mount and allows users to read barcodes, communicate wirelessly and do a wide variety of job tasks while carrying a computer on the move.
  • Mihai Matei of TabTec writes about Sony launching a selfie-centred Xperia C4 with 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 SoC boasting eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz.



Have a great afternoon and don't forget to vote if you're in the UK

Eoin McCann

News Summary - May 5th

Posted by Eoin McCann May 5, 2015

Good afternoon all, here's a selection of the latest industry news from the past couple of days

 

  • An article from Fudzilla highlights ARM’s Ashok Bhat’s presentation at Tech Day in which he discussed projections for the performance of Android’s ART runtime, noting, “According to ARM, the new compiler will have a ‘very simple’ register allocation algorithm, which will reduce the amount of code that needs to be executed.”
  • Gary Sims from Android Authority previews ARM’s new Cortex-A72 processor in a video interview with ARM’s Mike Filippo, quoting Filippo as stating, “[The Cortex-A72 is] a generational leap, a general movement from the A57 and will enable top-tier devices.”
  • Rob Triggs from Android Authority reports that  Sony Makes it Easier to Install a Custom OS on Its Smartphones this means is that users will be more free to install custom ROMs and even other operating systems, as developers don’t have to spend time modifying the Android build system to pack a recovery in with the boot image.
  • Pulkit Chandna of Maximum PC writes about the SolidRun CuBox-i which marries a quad-core i.MX6 chip from Freescale with 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

 

Thanks for reading, and it may be a day late but May the 4th be with you

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But as we built our audiences over time, our Twitter handles had splintered into multiple topic areas. What we’ve heard is that’s not how you think about the breadth of the ARM-based ecosystem, it was harder to find the right profile, and we needed a more cohesive presence.


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Eoin McCann

News Summary - April 28th

Posted by Eoin McCann Apr 28, 2015

Good afternoon all, today there is news on ARM's free operating system, two new SoCs that will deliver 4K and a hybrid between TV and PC.


  • Richard Wilson from Electronics Weekly highlights ARM’s free operating systems for its mbed platform, stating, “ARM does not want to kill the OS suppliers. It wants to join them and then let the user decide as it does with its compilers. This gives ARM a greater hook into the supply chain of the embedded software water and tools which are crucial for the continuing success of its cores and the expansion of the ARM ecosystem.”
  • Mari Silbey of Light Reading has news of Marvell stepping into the 4K TV space, adding a new Ultra HD system-on-a-chip (SoC) product to its Armada 1500 line of Android TV chipsets.
  • Brad Linder of Liliputing writes how the Allwinner H3 is a processor designed to bring 4K video playback to low-cost TV boxes. Allwinner unveiled the chip a few months ago, and now one of the first devices featuring an H3 processor is set to launch soon.
  • Eric Brown of Linux Gizmos has news on a TV-PC dual that boots both Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video.


Thanks for reading this, and leave a comment below if you see any news stories that are relevant or interesting

Eoin McCann

News Summary - April 23rd

Posted by Eoin McCann Apr 23, 2015

Good afternoon all, and happy World Book Day to you! A fun little fact is that today is the birthday of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish author of Don Quijote). Here are the news highlights from the industry over the past couple of days:

 

  • Graham Pitcher from New Electronics highlights ARM’s innovation within the 28nm node, quoting ARM’s Pete Hutton as stating, “The 28nm node is cheap and mature, and there's still innovation happening; it's not a legacy node."
  • Rich Nass from Embedded Computing writes how designing wearables just got easier with the 30uA/MHz ARM Cortex-M0 processor core that can be programmed to a maximum clock frequency of 96MHz
  • Several reporters including Brandon Hill from Hot Hardware report ARM plans to make its Cortex computing performance 100 times more powerful to facilitate autonomous vehicle technology, writing, “ARM estimates that the compute performance of 2024 model year vehicles will need to increase 100x compared to today’s 2016 model year vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).”
  • Kishalya Kundu of Android Headlines reports on Samsung's plans to invest $23 billion in a semiconductor facility near Seoul, with the facility to produce mobile processors depending on demand

 

Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend!

Eoin McCann

News Summary - April 21st

Posted by Eoin McCann Apr 21, 2015

Hello all, here's a highlight of the latest industry news

 

  • Several reporters including Razak Musah Baba and Rory Gallivan from The Wall Street Journal report ARM beat its earnings expectations in Q1 2015, quoting Simon Segars as stating, “As the world becomes more digital and more connected, we continue to see an increase in the demand for ARM’s smart and energy-efficient technology, which is driving both our licensing and royalty revenues.”
  • Several reporters including Khalid Moammer from WCCF Tech report AMD will ship its first ARM-based CPU, Seattle, in the second half of 2015, writing, “Seattle began sampling last year and according to AMD has so far managed to become the most used platform for ARM based sever development.”
  • Jack Madden reports that Today Good is announcing that the Good Dynamics will leverage ARM TrustZone to secure Android apps without the need for long passwords


Cheers, and feel free to comment on any relevant news stories you have yourself

Eoin McCann

News Summary - April 16th

Posted by Eoin McCann Apr 16, 2015

Hello all, it's been a busy few days for ARM and its partners, including acquisitions, new MCUs and an interview from our CEO about IoT

 

  • Several reporters including Mikael Ricknäs from IDG News reports ARM has acquired Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices, writing, “Neither company is exactly a household name, but ARM is convinced they will help it develop better Bluetooth products.”
  • David Manners from Electronics Weekly reports Infineon will use ARM-based MCUs for networked industrial automation and Industry 4.0 applications, stating, “Infineon has integrated EtherCAT onto an ARM Cortex-M-based microcontroller with on-chip flash and analogue/mixed signal capability.”
  • Ken Wieland from Mobile World Live highlights a video interview with Simon Segars on how the company stands to benefit from the growing IoT market, writing, “ARM processors can be found in most smartphones today, and Segars reckoned that the company’s collaborative business model means it is well placed to continue its dominance.”

 

 

As always, if you find any relevant or interesting news stories then please feel free to comment below

Eoin McCann

News Summary: April 14th

Posted by Eoin McCann Apr 14, 2015

Hi all, there's been plenty of industry news to whet your appetite:

 

  • Abdul Montaqim from Networking+ highlights his recent interview with Charlene Marini, stating, “Marini says the company is working closely with ‘90 percent’ of the companies in the networking space, adding that she sees the nature and style of networks changing within the next few years, with the need for greater control being the driving force.”
  • Kieren McCarthy from The Register highlights Cryptech’s ARM-based Hardware Security Module prototype, writing, “Cryptech’s goal is to develop an inexpensive ARM-powered Hardware Security Module (HSM) that can store cryptokeys and act as a signing engine to establish the authenticity of digital content.”
  • Neil Tyler from New Electronics highlights ARM’s agreement to allow Farnell to become the first distributor of ARM’s mbed Starter Kit, writing, “The agreement will open up opportunities for technical enthusiasts around the world looking to experiment and innovate with the Internet of Things (IoT).”

 

Also, some extra technology related news that I found while perusing the web. You may find these interesting as well, even if they are not related to the industry.

 

 

  • The Economist takes a look into some of the companies that are bidding to spread the internet revolution to emerging countries, and the different strategies they have for it
Eoin McCann

News Summary - April 9th

Posted by Eoin McCann Apr 9, 2015

Hello all, I've got news of new world records, future technology roadmaps and record-breaking industry revenues for you this week:

 

  • Jimmy Westenberg of Android Authority reports on how Xiaomi broke a Guinness World Record by selling 2.11 million smartphones in 12 hours as part of its Mi Fan Festival to celebrate the company's 5th anniversary
  • Jim O'Reilly from SearchServerVirtualization writes about how SDN and SDS are shaping future clouds, enabling organizations to segregate workloads while also enabling agility and rapid scaling.
  • Jessica Lipsky from EE Times reports TSMC has outlined plans to roll out a compact, low-power version of its 16nm FinFET process, writing, “TSMC has collaborated with ARM on a Cortex-A72 that leverages the 16FF+ to achieve 3.5x better performance than a Cortex A-15 while consuming 75 percent less power. TSMC and ARM will continue to collaborate on next generation process nodes.”
  • Leon Spencer of ZDNet tells readers that the global semiconductor market hit $340 billion in 2014 according to Gartner, a 7.9% increase year-on-year

 

If you see any news items you think are interesting or relevant, then please feel free to link them in the comments section below

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