Qualcomm demonstrates their X16 Cat16 Gigabit LTE modem integrated in the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ Premium using Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which features 4x4 MIMO (multiple input multiple output). The phone uses 4 LTE antennaes instead of the usual 2 to boost throughput speeds to 1Gbps using carrier aggregation. The technology is expected to be more power efficient since the faster downloads would finish quicker, effectively lessening the time cellular data is used.
Masayoshi Son, CEO and Founder of SoftBank which is owner of ARM since September 2016, is giving the opening keynote at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. You can also watch the official video of this keynote here. On his way out of the keynote area I was able to do my 1 minute Interview with Masayoshi Son which you can watch here.
Masayoshi Son is the CEO of SoftBank, owner of ARM since September 2016, he answers few of my questions about the future of ARM, R&D investments to come, the excitement for the future technological developments to come. That was on the way out of his Keynote speech, video of which I will post a bit later tonight.
GeorgeAgainstTheMachine spent 60+ hours making this 8 minute video edit about the Acorn Archimedes A4000, using clips from my Interviews with Sophie Wilson (Part 2, Part 3) and Steve Furber talking about how they designed the first ARM Processor and the worlds first System on a Chip (SoC). Looking through my extensive interviews with them both, he was able to edit Sophie Wilson and Steve Furber reminiscing together, TV Documentary style. Subscribe to GeorgeAgainstTheMachine on YouTube, follow georgeagainst on Twitter.
Johnny Austin is the CTO of the micro:bit foundation, they have distributed about 1 million units for free to every school kid age 12 in the UK, who use them to learn programming. The retail price is £13 in the UK. Micro:bit Foundation has announced three new Founding partners to join the current six. The British Council, Amazon and Lancaster University will be joining the BBC, Nominet, ARM, IET, Microsoft and Samsung. Zach Shelby is the CEO and he talks about how they are working to make the micro:bit available worldwide to everyone who wants to use it. The micro:bit is now available in 32 countries, with resellers in eleven. The micro:bit Foundation with element 14, the distributor of the BBC micro:bit, announced resellers in six new countries. This means educational organisations, teachers, kids, parents and makers will now also be able to locally purchase the BBC micro:bit in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and Finland.
Here is my interview with Sir Robin Saxby, the founding CEO and Chairman of ARM (1990-2007). He talks as if he is lecturing to students answering unprepared questions straight off the cuff. He describes how from humble beginnings headquartered in Cambridge UK, ARM became the global standard for embedded RISC microprocessors used in many everyday devices, such as, phones, tablets, cars, printers, and TVs. Robin Saxby talks about the technology, people, culture, business model, failures and successes, partnership, strategy and global challenges, that helped make ARM successful. The total time is 1hr45min including an introductory review and a list of errors and corrections at the end. Robin hopes it will inspire other technologists and engineers to have as much fun and excitement as himself as well as to improve understanding of technology and business for all.
For best result, watch this video on you VR Headset, either cheap Google Cardboard with your phone or your all in one VR headset! This 360 video is the part1 filmed at the ARM Techcon 2016 tradeshow.
Filmed using the Shuoying 1080p dual-lens Panoview camera, see my Interviews and my Factory Tour at the Shuoying category here.
Interview with Jem Davies at ARM Techcon 2016, after his keynote (see here) he talks about the upcoming development at ARM in the field of Computer Vision, after the acquisition by ARM of Apical, adding their ISP technology, local tone-mapping Display Engine to fit inside Mali's Display Processor, and the Computer Vision does object recognition in a fixed function dedicated engine. The Computer Vision engine is configurable to recognize people, objects, places, enabling a new visual level of smart technology.
You can also see the official video of his keynote here:
Watch here below Greg Yreic's Keynote full video titled: Moore's Law: Where are we and which way are we going? | ARM TechCon 2016
The doubling of transistor density every 18 months has been an exponential greater than any experienced in the human endeavor. But, as we know, the pace is slowing, creating uncertainty for our industry but also opportunity. Yeric will explore innovation from the transistor to the system level, and he sees the opportunity to not only continue effective transistor scaling, but to create exciting new products along the way.
About the speaker: Greg Yeric began his career at Motorola's Advanced Products Research and Development Laboratories in the area of semiconductor process integration, subsequently working at TestChip Technologies, HPL Technologies, and Synopsys, in the areas of test structures, technology development, and yield analysis. For the last 8 years, Dr. Yeric has been with ARM Holdings in Austin, Texas, where he leads the Future Silicon Technology group within ARM Research. His group's activities include novel technology incubation, design technology co-optimization and predictive technology. He earned PhD in Microelectronics at The University of Texas at Austin in 1993.
Also re-watch below my Interview with Greg Yeric:
Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Acorn Computers, which spun-out ARM Ltd in 1990. Vice-president for research at Olivetti, founder and investor in many companies such as Active Book Company, Advanced Telecommunication Modules, NetChannel, Plastic Logic, Solexa and many other, start-ups which he guides through the industry with Amadeus Capital Partners his venture capital company. (sorry I set my MKE440 microphone at +20db by mistake, the audio recording is quite loud, please turn down your volume level a bit for best experience)