James Morra | Electronic Design
Feb 28, 2017
Last year, Masayoshi Son, the founder of the Japanese conglomerate Softbank, made a huge bet on microchips. He spent $32 billion to acquire ARM Holdings, whose chip designs are used in the vast majority of modern smartphones.
He was confident that ARM chips would be increasingly embedded in devices other than smartphones, like thermostats or automotive systems. While that dream is still in its early stages, Mr. Son made his vision for the technology clear in his keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.