ARM has bumped up its R&D budget by 42% as it pushes into markets beyond mobile.
Asked what it would be spent on, ARM evp Pete Hutton told Electronics Weekly: “Networking, IoT, servers and hiring a lot of engineers – a lot is being spent on software, benchmarking – all the boring plumbing.”
With Qualcomm, AMD, Cavium, Applied Micro and others leading the way in ARM-based SoCs for servers a good chunk of the R&D is being spent on developing server-specific cores. Along with that goes a lot of work to get the software up and running.
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