Mike Muller, ARM's CTO, delivered a little history and a lot of security. Oh, and he announced a new ARM processor and a new instruction set.
First, the history. In a couple of weeks' time is the 25th anniversary of the creation of ARM. I was there at the creation when ARM was spun out of Acorn (the A in ARM originally stood for Acorn, not for Advanced) and I'll save that for another blog.
Mike's presentation was from sensors to servers, via what he called "stuff", which was everything in between such as automotive (if you want Mike's eternal gratitude, come up with a better name for "stuff" that starts with an S). Obviously, ARM has been dominant in the mobile space, and in fact over 85% of mobile computing is based on ARM (including Intel-based laptops in the unit count) and by the end of this year over half of all those ARM devices will be on the ARM v8A architecture, which is 64 bit. It is amazing how fast 64-bit ARM processors have taken over mobile since Apple surprised the world by putting one in the A7 application processor.
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