Simon Segars opened Arm TechCon with a new look, having discovered that real men have beards. This is the 15th Arm TechCon.
In this post I'm going to focus on the new things that Arm announced during the keynotes.
Back when TechCon started, Simon reminisced, digital cell phones had finished their period of explosive growth and nobody knew what was coming next. Then smartphone came along and had their period of explosive growth. Now growth has slowed again. But there are still enormous opportunities ahead in mobile in what will turn out to be a new era of computing, The 5th Wave of Computing.
Intelligent semiconductors are becoming ubiquitous. There are 150B chips shipped based on Arm products. It took roughly 50 years for the first 50B Arm chips, the next 50B took just two years. That first 50B will seem like a warm-up act as we move towards a trillion connected devices.
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