Remnart Technologies presents the Baby Health Monitor, they want to use Freescale sensors and low energy Bluetooth to make it thin and light enough to be put on the wrist of babies to monitor their health signals in realtime. Monbaby was also in the top-10 at the Third Annual Freescale Bluetooth Innovation World Cup.
ARM just published their Q4 2011 numbers:
|Q4 2011 – Financial Summary|
|Q4 2011||Q4 2010||% Change|
|Profit before tax (£m)||69.0||47.6||45%|
|Earnings per share (pence)||3.71||2.90||28%|
Warren East, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“In Q4 and throughout 2011 ARM has seen strong licensing growth, driven by market-leading semiconductor companies increasing their commitment to ARM technology, and more new customers choosing ARM technology for the first time. We have also seen our royalty revenue continue to grow faster than industry revenues as the ARM Partnership gains share in our target markets.
2012 will bring exciting opportunities and challenges as ARM enters competitive new markets where we are well positioned to succeed with leading technology, an innovative business model and a thriving ecosystem of Partners. As our customers are designing more ARM technology into their widening product portfolios, ARM is investing in the development of new products. These products will drive further long-term growth in our revenues, profits and cash.”
Since I started this blog on January 1st 2010 (I was before video-blogging at TechVideoBlog.com since 2004), the ARM stock has gone up 343%.
- ARM Holdings Q4 Profits Top Estimates; Shares Rally (forbes.com)
- Market Extra: ARM shares rally after ‘exceptional’ sales quarter (marketwatch.com)
- Arm Holdings profits up over 40% (bbc.co.uk)
- ARM profits leap on soaring smartphone sales (telegraph.co.uk)
- ARM Holdings Revenues and Profits Jump on Smartphone Shipments (nfcdata.com)
- Smartphone, tablet demand boosts profits for ARM (news.cnet.com)
- ARM boosts profits by 45 percent, strengthens grip on the universe (engadget.com)
Fortrend of Taiwan makes capacitive touch panels, here they are showing the different sizes and types up to 12.1″ dual-touch.
Using the Qualcomm APQ8060 Dual-core 1.5Ghz processor, Lenovo is releasing the Ice Cream Sandwich 55″ HDTV in China.
This ARM Powered device is for deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate with hearing people to interact with each other face-to-face.
David Mandala, Manager of the ARM Team at Canonical talks about the status of Ubuntu Linux on ARM Laptops and Servers, and about their plans for Ubuntu on ARM until 2014 and beyond. Who wouldn’t want to buy an awesome $199 ARM Powered Ultrabook, 13.3″ screen, ARM Cortex-A9 1.5Ghz TI OMAP4460 or 1.8Ghz TI OMAP4470, thinner, lighter than Intel Ultrabooks, 2x longer battery life on a smaller thinner battery (10x with the sunlight readable Pixel Qi), 1GB or 2GB RAM for full speed Chrome and Firefox web browser speeds?
Talking about the status of Ubuntu on TI OMAP3 (beagleboard), OMAP4 (pandaboard), Marvell, Freescale, Calxeda, plans for Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 optimizations by Ubuntu 12.10, ARM Cortex-A15, ARM Cortex-A7, ARMv8 64bit, the imminent inclusion of full hard-float optimization in Ubuntu 12.4 on ARM:
With Ubuntu 12.04 on ARM there is also hard-float support (ARMhf), as previously talked about on Phoronix, and this will mean a huge performance boost for many workloads. Mandala said the performance boost they are seeing is between 5% and 30% improvement for floating-point operations. Also benefiting greatly for end-users is improved font-rendering, web-page scrolling, and other operations from this ARM hardfp support. Other code is also benefiting due to better use of the stack calling convention.
- Genesi’s Hard Float optimizations speeds up Linux performance up to 300% on ARM Laptops (armdevices.net)
- ARM Powered Server Calxeda EnergyCore launch video (armdevices.net)
- Ubuntu at ARM TechCon 2011 (armdevices.net)
- Linaro ARM Linux optimizations status at the Freescale Technology Forum (armdevices.net)
- A further update on Linaro status at Computex 2011 (armdevices.net)
- Canonical explains the status of Ubuntu on ARM Powered Laptops (armdevices.net)
Orchard Inc raised $4 Million for a tablet startup, here showing their titanium aluminium enclosure design, water resistant, unbreakable, with Pixel Qi and OMAP4 Powered Android, designed for outdoor use.
Tobii shows their latest eye tracking technology in the form of a thick bunch of cameras and detectors to be placed under a screen, after calibration, it can detect where you are looking on the screen, providing a new type of user interface for computing. Do you think we’ll soon have this technology automatically-calibrated and into all computer screens, into all smartphones and tablets also?