ARM Launches Interactive Platform to Spark Collaboration and Innovation

October 29, 2013

Connected Community Program Evolves to Deepen Users’ Engagement with Industry Experts and the ARM Ecosystem

SANTA CLARA, CA - (October 29, 2013) - ARM (LSE: ARM; Nasdaq: ARMH) today at ARM® TechCon™ launched an interactive, online platform to make it easier to design around its architecture. The new interactive platform represents the next generation of the ARM Connected Community (CC) and is a hub where developers and design engineers can collaborate, discuss ideas and challenges, and stay updated on the latest news from ARM and its partner CC Teams.

The ARM ecosystem includes more than 1,000 partners, countless developers and engineers developing ARM-based solutions. Building on ARM’s existing global network of partners, this next-generation ARM Connected Community interactive platform combines unified access to partners, ARM engineers, other developers, forums, discussions, whitepapers and videos. The end result makes it easier to find information for ARM-based designs, applications and projects.

“With the rapid pace of innovation today, the interactive exchange of ideas and access to information are more critical than ever before,” said Ian Drew, chief marketing officer and executive vice president, ARM. “This interactive platform complements the existing ARM Connected Community program and provides a forum for meaningful discussion around ARM technologies and architecture. It will provide easier access to the ARM ecosystem, and has been created to address the massive growth opportunities across a range of markets and applications.”

The interactive platform comprises a series of sub-communities, known as “places”. Each place has moderators to work with subject-matter experts, advocates and developers to create content, engage with community members, and help drive discussion. In the first phase of the platform’s development, it focuses on the following areas:

Android– This place targets developers of devices or apps for Android™, and includes information including Android porting guides, reference platform details and Linux kernel data.

Embedded- This place will discuss the trends, products and platforms that serve a range of embedded markets across automotive, industrial, medical, home, agriculture and numerous other industries.

ARM Mali graphics- This is a place to ask questions, collaborate on projects and discuss the latest Mali™ GPU tools, drivers and development platforms.

ARM Cortex processors – This is the place to be for all things related to ARM Cortex® processors, whether you are an established developer, designer, SoC expert or just getting started on ARM.

Smart and Connected– This place focuses on mobile, computing, wearables and consumer electronics based on ARM technology.

SoC Implementation– This place delves into planning and designing SoCs, as conversations will cover design and implementation, technology challenges, manufacturing processes and physical IP.

ARM and Keil Tools– This place focuses on software development families that offer all the necessary solutions for every stage of the software development workflow – such as the ARM mbed™ development platform, DS-5™ embedded development tools and Keil™ MDK-ARM™ software development environment.

China– This place is completely in simplified Chinese and contains blogs, discussions, videos and whitepapers to help our Chinese developer community to design on the ARM architecture.

News– This place is the center for news and event information surrounding ARM and the ARM ecosystem.

Find a Partner- The partner directory collates profiles and product family information from the global network of more than 1,000 partner companies which provide solutions along the value chain for products based on the ARM architecture.

Anyone may visit the community, but to participate individuals are asked to register to join the conversation.

About The ARM Connected Community Partner Program

The ARM Connected Community is a global network of more than 1,000 companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs, social media, industry events and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions.

Complementing the existing program, the ARM Connected Community interactive platform is the place that makes it easier for developers to find information for ARM-based designs, applications and projects. It is an interactive platform for all end users, media and partners of the ARM ecosystem. Join the conversation at

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Partner Quotes: ARM Connected Community

"GPU compute as enabled by ARM Mali opens up exciting possibilities to implement next-generation imaging and video processing features in mobile devices. To achieve really outstanding user experiences will require management of algorithm complexity, implementation across CPU and GPU cores, hardware-specific optimizations and integration with external imaging subsystems. We see the ARM Connected Community interactive platform as an ideal forum for groups working to leverage their shared experiences and we intend to be an active contributor to online discussions."

- Michael Tusch, CEO, Apical

"As the industry heads to the digital age where collaboration and real-time information becomes a must for the design and development of ARM-based processors, it becomes crucial for engineers to have a variety of information at their finger tips. Atmel is excited to contribute to the new online ARM Connected Community to share our expertise in leading-edge technology and design tools."

- Steve Pancoast, Vice President of Microcontroller Software and Tools, Atmel Corporation

"Atrenta’s customers are designing some of the most complex SoCs in the world, and virtually all of these designs use some form of ARM IP. We are always looking for ways to collaborate with our customers to identify and share best design practices, and we are excited to be a part of the new online ARM Connected Community to further that goal."

- Piyush Sancheti, Vice President of Product Marketing, Atrenta

"The new online ARM Connected Community is a great resource for ARM users and partners alike. We are already collaborating on the Android, Embedded, Processors, Smart and Connected, and ARM and Keil Tools communities, since many ARM users can benefit from the advanced ESL virtual prototyping solutions VLAB offers for ARM IP: accelerating embedded software, hardware and systems design. Our ASTC consulting services group also contributes to the SoC Implementation group, to share our expertise in design, verification, AMS and other SoC engineering tasks."

- Holly Stump, Vice President of Marketing, ASTC/VLAB Works

"Hats off to our friends at ARM who had the vision to evolve the ARM community into this excellent new format. As old forms of publishing and communications fade, the conversation becomes the focal point for technology information. The ARM Connected Community is an inspired user-friendly way to leverage the conversation to disseminate timely and relevant technical information to a hungry worldwide engineering audience."

- Brian Fuller, Editor-in-Chief, Cadence Design Systems

"I love the ARM Connected Community. It is a forum not only where we can showcase our firm, but also where we can find and connect with other partners that complement our efforts. This is invaluable resource for a laser focused smaller firm like DSP Concepts. We don't have to give up our lean and mean strategy in order to accomplish big things."

- Chin Beckmann, Co-Founder, DSP Concepts

"Freescale has a long track record of successfully deploying advanced ARM technologies across a range of processors and microcontroller platforms. As the ARM Connected Community comes online, Freescale looks forward to sharing our expertise on ARM-based embedded systems for the greater benefit of the growing ARM community. In addition to the clear benefits of ARM’s new community initiative, Freescale and its ecosystem partners also help to reduce risk and speed time for customers leveraging ARM-based Freescale solutions with professional software services for the Android and Linux operating systems."

- Jean-Christophe Bodet, Director of Microcontrollers Software & Services, Freescale Semiconductor

"With all due respect to my colleagues in our Technical Publications group and our solution architects who regularly publish informative whitepapers, nothing beats the variety and depth of content available in a thriving online community. ARM has wisely invested in further improving an already engaging community site with a new design and capabilities that simplify the discovery and creation of technical materials, relevant conversation threads and ARM ecosystem activities. I predict the new online ARM Connected Community will be an even busier ‘central square’ for ARM developers and partners, and I look forward to participating more directly, and more often, then ever before."

- Joe Hupcey, Director of Product Marketing, Jasper Design Automation, Inc.

"As Linux usage grows and the ARM architecture penetrates more markets, the sharing of best practices within the ecosystem becomes more of a challenge. We're excited to see how the community interacts on this new platform and are looking forward to actively participating."

- Steve Taylor, Executive Director of Marketing, Linaro

"The next generation of the ARM Connected Community provides a new interactive forum for embedded system developers to engage with experts and improve their skills and designs. Our experts are excited to enable embedded developers in the community to make use of the high performance, low power and security features of ARM-based devices with the virtualization enabled by the Mentor Embedded Hypervisor, the Nucleus RTOS and Mentor Embedded Linux operating system and advanced Sourcery development tools."

- Kamran Shah, Director of Marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division

"The ARM Connected Community is another valuable resource for designers of ARM-based systems. There are many places within the Connected Community where engineers will have meaningful discussions and interactions directly with NXP engineers on Embedded, Tools and Smart / Connected Technology."

- Ross Bannatyne, General Manager of Mass Market Microcontroller Product Line, NXP Semiconductors

"As the leading supplier of the STM32 ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers and a lead partner on many other ARM cores, ST sees the new ARM Connected Community as a valuable tool that supplements and enhances resources like our own for developers looking to solve problems and develop next-generation applications. Our cooperative efforts with ARM have allowed us to combine valuable innovations like our Adaptive Real-Time Accelerator (ART) with a standard, efficient architecture, to deliver a powerful, yet cost-effective MCU and ecosystem."

- Daniel Colonna, Marketing Director for Microcontrollers, STMicroelectronics

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