Greg Yeric is Director of Future Silicon Technology for ARM Research, analyzing the future technology trends, predicting effects on future ARM products, coordinating internal and external research, including Design-Technology Co-Optimization with industrial and academic partners, as well as technology incubation and enablement. You can watch his keynote at ARM Techcon 2016 here.
Masayoshi Son is the CEO and Chairman of the Board, SoftBank Group Corp., his first public appearance with ARM since this historic acquisition.
For the full version of this keynote video including the 9-minute introduction by ARM CEO Simon Segars see:
Over the last few years, the ARM ecosystem has been pioneering its way into the healthcare market. This is an extremely diverse segment, overlapping with Internet of Things, sensors, analog and communications, with the ever-present need for trust and security very much at the fore.
From a uniquely personal perspective, Mike Muller shares some of the critical technology he sees as being key to unlocking the opportunity in this space. He shares some of his frustrations and make predictions as to what we can look forward to in this space.
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 the 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.
Architect on the first ARM Processor at Acorn Computers in Cambridge in the early 1980s, Steve Furber together with Sophie Wilson (3-parts interview: part1, part2, part3), were leading the advanced R&D team at Acorn Computers. Together they invented and designed the World's first ARM Processor, a design that later influenced the designs used for tens of Billions of ARM processors shipped around the world. Now the ARM licencees are shipping ARM Processors at a rate of about 15 Billion processors per year. Today, Steve Furber is a professor of computer engineering at the Manchester University, leading the SpiNNaker project, a massively-parallel computer architecture trying to simulate large-scale neural networks in real-time, as a research tool for neuroscientists, computer scientists and roboticists, trying to understand the human brain's functionality.
Official video released at https://www.acceleratingtech.com/ a site to explain the SoftBank acquisition of ARM, they claim:
- SoftBank’s £17 offer price gives ARM shareholders a 43% premium on Friday’s closing share price and a 41.1% premium on the all-time high share price
- Assurance to double ARM’s UK headcount in the next five years and increase headcount outside the UK
- Leaves ARM’s successful partnership business model, culture and brand unchanged
- Great endorsement of UK tech
Here's the official Japanese Press Conference (with English real-time voice-over translation) with SoftBank CEO and Founder Masayoshi Son announcing the acquisition of ARM by SoftBank. The presentation and the questions in the Q&A are a bit more extensive compared to the English Press Conference posted here
SoftBank CEO and Founder Masayoshi Son of Japan speaks at the SoftBank Press Conference to announce the acquisition of ARM Holdings for $31.4 Billion, SoftBank promises to keep the same business model of licencing for ARM, to increase the employee count in the UK by 2x within the next 5 years, to increase ARM's employee count around the world. You can read the official presentation materials here
The new UK Government of Theresa May seems to be happy about it.
UK's best Technology company, Europe's best Technology company, to be taken over by a Japanese Telecom company. What does this mean for the future of Processors? What does this mean for the future of R&D, innovation, what does it mean for the future of the Tech industry? This is huge. Who is SoftBank? What does SoftBank's CEO and Founder Masayoshi Son want to do with the future of Technology?
SoftBank has previously acquired Alderaban Robotics, they want to have Humanoid Robots everywhere. Ex-Googler Nikesh Aurora was president of SoftBank (and upcomong CEO) until 3 weeks ago, because SoftBank CEO and founder Masayoshi Son decided to stay CEO for another 5-10 years after his upcoming 60th anniversary.
SoftBank got its money from being successful Japanese Telecom carrier, and also by investing $20 Million in Alibaba in 2000, now worth $61 Billion, and having recently sold a lot of its Alibaba shares, this means SoftBank has a lot of cash to spend.
Who is SoftBank CEO and founder Masayoshi Son? What is his plan for the future of Technology? What does he plan to do with ARM? Is this really happening?
At the ARM booth at Computex 2016, Shenzhen based Red Bear presents their $20 BLE Nano development board, the world's smallest Bluetooth Low Energy development board using a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 16Mhz ARM Cortex-M0 SoC with 32KB RAM, 256KB Flash that supports BLE Central and BLE Peripheral roles, supports voltage from 1.8V to 3.3V and that work's with their free Android or iOS app. ARM IoT Business Unit Marketing Engineer Neil Tan also shows his project to make a Strength Enhancing Exoskeleton developed with ARM mbed on an STM32F401 ARM Cortex-M4 based development board. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53