A look at the strange life beyond CMOS
Rick Merritt, EETimes
10/30/2017 01:01 AM EDT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- ARM put software and security, out front at its annual conference here, but the event also was packed with hardware nuggets that ranged from talks by top foundries to demos of diverse customer SoCs.
ARM needs the fertilizer of its free Mbed software to grow its portfolio of processor IP into a big, safe marketplace. As a bonus, it hopes a paid-for servces business sprouts some day for delivering security patches and other updates over the Internet of Things.
Candidly, executives admit Mbed still lacks engagement from customers in vertical markets. So, it made sense the company to lead with that new foot at the event.