March 04, 2018 // By Peter Clarke, eeNews
ARM has recently gone through a re-organization that has seen John Ronco promoted to the position of vice president and general manager of the Embedded and Auto at the IP licensor. eeNews Europe caught up with Ronco at Embedded World and asked him and about some trends in the IP licensing sector.
Ronco on diversification of IP
ARM is best known for its for its now lengthy roadmap of CPU processors made available as licensable cores. But it has also moved out into graphics processors, on-chip busses, wireless IP with machine learning cores set to follow soon. Is that process on-going in wireless and 5G
In the embedded sector ARM has the Cordio range of Bluetooth and 802.15.4 supporting wireless IP covering both hardware and software and that has been added to with the Cordio-N hardware and software for Narrow-band IoT (see ARM buys startups for NB-IoT expertise). "But 2G/3G modems? It's not interesting to do that. The cellular modem market is established with established player and competitive. NB-IoT is new and fits in with ARM's emphasis on security," said Ronco.
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