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18 Sept: Ampere Announces Availability of eMAG™ for Hyperscale Cloud Computing and Unveils Aggressive, Multi-Generation Roadmap
Ampere™ is developing an Arm®-based server platform for the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing and has announced availability of its first generation Armv8-A 64-bit processors for datacenters.
17 Sept: Linaro announces launch of Machine Intelligence Initiative
Linaro, the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the Arm® ecosystem, announced plans to launch its Machine Intelligence Initiative to drive collaborative engineering in the space. Arm will support  this new initiative by opening up Arm’s Neural Network (NN) inference engine to external contributions. 
13 Sept: Vodafone to co-operate on integrated SIM with Arm
Vodafone has announced it will be collaborating with Arm on its integrated SIM (iSIM) technology. The two companies will work together to advance this technology, and agree the iSim will be critical in accelerating the market development of cellular IoT.
12 Sept: VEXXHOST Leverages the Power of Arm Processors and OpenStack with New Virtual Machine Architecture Offering VEXXHOST, in collaboration with Arm, announced their plans to offer commercially available Arm®-based virtual machines with OpenStack® API access.
12 Sep: Sprint and SoftBank Family Team to Create Curiosity™ IoT Sprint has unveiled their Curiosity IoT Platform, and that Arm will deliver unmatched security from device-to-data and superior device, connectivity and data management as part of the solution through the Arm Pelion IoT Platform and Platform Security Architecture (PSA)
10 Sep: Nuvoton Launches NuMicro® M2351 Series TrustZone® Empowered Microcontroller Focusing on IoT Security Nuvoton has launched the NuMicro® M2351 Series, which excels in supporting the proliferation of intelligent connected devices. The NuMicro® M2351 microcontroller series is powered by an Arm® Cortex®-M23 core.
28 Aug: Yocto Project Welcomes New Members, Advances Open Source Embedded Through Momentum The Yocto Project, an open source collaboration project to help developers create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products, announced its continued growth with two new platinum members Arm and Facebook.
23 Aug: Announces Official Support for Arm Architectures, the leading open source cloud native continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) platform, announced support for Armv7-A and Armv8-A, helping developers create software experiences for the embedded, IoT, accelerator, and server ecosystem built on Arm’s architecture.
22 Aug: Fujitsu Presents Post-K CPU Specifications Fujitsu has published specifications for the A64FX™ CPU to be featured in the post-K computer, an Arm-based supercomputer being developed by Fujitsu and RIKEN as a successor to the K computer.
20 Aug: Akraino Edge Stack Moves into Execution with Project Governance Formation and Ecosystem Growth
The Akraino Edge Stack, a Linux Foundation project, along with Arm and other members, announced its open source software stack to support high-availability cloud services optimized for edge computing systems and applications has moved from formation into execution.
13 Aug: Argon Design Releases Argon Streams AV1
Argon Design announced Argon Streams AV1, the new open source and royalty-free video codec for next-generation Ultra High Definition video compression and delivery over the web. Arm, a key collaborator in the development of the AV1 specification, already uses Argon Streams for previous generation video IP.
18 Jul: SWIM.AI SECURES $10M IN SERIES B FUNDING Arm recently invested in SWIM.AI’s Series B to accelerate developers in creating the apps that will define the edge computing era. SWIM.AI combines local data processing/analytics, edge computing and machine learning to efficiently deliver real-time business insights from edge data on edge devices.
05 Jul: Samsung Foundry and Arm Expand Collaboration to Drive High-Performance Computing Solutions Samsung Foundry announced its foundry collaboration with Arm will expand to 7/5-nanometer FinFET process technology.
27 Jun: Industry Leaders Bring Clarity and Collaboration to Edge Computing Vapor IO, Packet, Ericsson UDN, Arm and Rafay Systems have joined forces to bring clarity and research to the field of edge computing in a recent report produced with help from Structure Research and Edge Research Group. The State of the Edge 2018 documents contemporary knowledge in the field of edge computing and is freely available at
25 Jun: Cadence Delivers the First Broad Cloud Portfolio for the Development of Electronic Systems and Semiconductors Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today launched the Cadence® Cloud portfolio, the first broad cloud portfolio for the development of electronic systems and semiconductors. Arm is working with Cadence to provide customers with cloud-based library characterization capabilities faster and more efficiently to improve cost and time-to-market benefits.
25 Jun: Cadence Launches Liberate Trio Characterization Suite Employing Machine Learning and Cloud Optimizations Cadence Design Systems announced the Cadence® Liberate™ Trio Characterization Suite, the industry's first unified library characterization tool which employs advanced machine learning learning techniques and has been validated through Arm's Artisan IP.
25 Jun: Create Secured IoT Endpoints with the First 32-bit MCU to Feature Robust, Chip-level Security and Arm TrustZone Technology To address the growing need for security as the IoT scales, the new SAM L10 and SAM L11 MCU families are now available from Microchip Technology. The new MCU families are based on the Arm Cortex-M23 core, with the SAM L11 featuring Arm TrustZone for Armv8-M, a programmable environment that provides hardware isolation between certified libraries, IP and application code.
21 Jun: Fujitsu Completes Post-K Supercomputer CPU Prototype, Begins Functionality Trials Fujitsu Limited and RIKEN announced their joint development of post-K, an Arm-based supercomputer to be used by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
14 Jun: Telco Systems Signs Strategic Investment and Multiyear Joint Development Agreement with Arm Telco Systems announced a strategic investment and joint development agreement with Arm to deliver new, advanced service-ready uCPE and NFV edge solutions based on the Arm® architecture.
5 Jun: NXP Accelerates Secure Edge Solutions with Ecosystem Partners NXP Semiconductors, together with leading global system providers, details plans to support NXP's Arm-based platform for edge computing applications spanning enterprise, industrial, retail and carrier applications.
31 May: NGD Systems Delivers Industry-First 16TB NVMe Computational Storage Device in a 2.5” U.2 SSD NGD Systems announced the general availability (GA) of the 16 terabyte (TB) Catalina-2 U.2 NVMe solid state drive (SSD). The use of Arm multi-core processors in Catalina-2 provides users with a well-understood development environment and the combination of exceptional performance with low power consumption.
30 May: Arm and the Mapbox Vision SDK Mapbox and Arm are working together on the Vision SDK to bring faster machine learning to billions of Arm-enabled edge devices.
30 May: Imec demonstrates compatibility of state-of-the-art 0.8V-transceiver, with industry standard Arm Cordio IP for BLE 5 At this year's Bluetooth Asia event, imec will demonstrate a new ultralow-power radio for IoT applications with Arm. The radio combines imec's latest transceiver frontend, operating from a nominal supply as low as 0.8V, with Arm's qualified and silicon-proven Cordio® Bluetooth low energy 5 digital baseband.
8 May: Introducing VxWorks 653 on Arm Architecture Wind River's VxWorks® 653 Multi-core Edition is now available on Arm® architecture. This allows customers to quickly adapt to changing business needs and respond to the growing desire for innovation and workload consolidation at fundamental levels, starting with the architecture upon which their safety-critical system is based.
7 May: Flexera Provides Seamless Monetization Support for Arm Ecosystem Flexera announced its Software Monetization platform and in partnership with Arm, Cadence, Cavium, and Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies will provide seamless support for software and appliances running on the Arm®v8-A architecture for Arm-based servers.
3 May: Industry Collaboration Will Utilize Digital Patient Identity and Consent to Advance Clinical Care Arm, ForgeRock, Philips, and Qualcomm Life, along with innovative healthcare startups Sparsa and US TrustedCare, announced 'OpenMedReady', a collaborative effort focused on enhancing data from medical devices to enable more trustworthy data sourcing and consented patient-information sharing.
26 April: Canonical optimises Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for security, multi cloud operations, and artificial intelligence Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the newest version of the most widely used Linux for workstations, cloud, and IoT, highlighting a significant focus on application containerization and artificial intelligence (AI) so that organizations can seamlessly adopt machine learning (ML) across the entire enterprise.
23 April: GlobalSign’s Cloud-based, Highly Scalable PKI Solution integrated with Arm Mbed Cloud GMO GlobalSign announced that its cloud-based, highly scalable Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution has been integrated with the Arm Mbed Cloud platform. This will enable any third-party developer using Arm’s Mbed Cloud to quickly automate the issuance of digital certificates from GlobalSign, along with certificate management services.
17 April: Signing pledge to fight cyberattacks, 34 leading companies promise equal protection for customers worldwide More than 30 global technology and security companies, including Arm, Cisco, Facebook, HP, HPE, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, and Trend Micro, signed a Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a watershed agreement among the largest-ever group of companies agreeing to defend all customers everywhere from malicious attacks by cybercriminal enterprises and nation-states.
16 April: Synopsys and Arm Extend Collaboration to Improve Power, Performance, and Time to Results for Arm's Latest IP and Synopsys Tools Arm and Synopsys have extended their collaboration and signed a multi-year subscription agreement expanding Synopsys' access to a broad range of Arm intellectual property (IP) to enable optimization of Synopsys tools and methodologies for Arm-based system-on-chips (SoCs)
16 April: Academia and Industry Collaborate to Drive UK Supercomputer Adoption Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a collaboration with Arm, SUSE, and three leading UK universities to jointly develop and deploy one of the largest Arm-based high- performance computing (HPC) installations in the world. The program will accelerate the adoption of supercomputer applications in the UK, driving economic growth and productivity.
12 April: Moxa Introduces LTE-Ready Arm Linux IIoT Gateways at Hannover Messe 2018 Moxa will showcase their new LTE-Ready Arm Linux IIoT Gateways on the Arm booth (hall 6, stand A46) at Hannover Messe from April 23 to 27. The solution simplifies development for a diverse array of IIoT gateway applications, and uses Arm Cortex-A processors, which are highly optimized for performance and power efficiency.
28 March: The Alliance for Open Media Kickstarts Video Innovation Era with “AV1” Release The Alliance for Open Media, of which Arm is a founding member, has announced the public release of the AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1) specification, which delivers cross-platform, 4K UHD or higher online video, royalty-free, while lowering data usage.
13 February: Gen-Z Consortium Announces the Public Release of its Core Specification 1.0 Today’s hyperconnected world demands new levels of performance and scalability to analyze and process vast amounts of data in real-time. Open standards, such as Gen-Z, of which Arm is an original member, are key to delivering the compute and storage infrastructure solutions required to address this challenge.
5 February: ONF Unveils Breakthrough CORD, MEC & 5G Innovations at MWC Arm's collaboration with ONF will deliver the CORD proof of concept, showcasing how Arm enables the critical IP and software required for secure, highly interconnected and distributed computing.
5 February: Ampere Launches to Accelerate Hyperscale Cloud Computing Innovations Ampere processors offer a modern architecture with a unique, high performance, custom core Armv8-A 64-bit server operating at up to 3.3 GHz, 1TB of memory at a power envelope of 125 watts. The processors are sampling now and will be in production in the second half of the year.
31 January: Synopsys Announces Verification IP and Test Suite for Arm AMBA ACE5 and AXI5 Synopsys announced availability of its Verification IP and source code Test Suite for Arm AMBA ACE5 (AXI Coherency Extensions) and AXI5. Synopsys has collaborated with Arm to deliver the next-generation ACE5 and AXI5 VIP with increased performance for faster verification closure.
25 January: Samsung Strengthens its Foundry Customer Support with New SAFE Foundry Ecosystem Program Samsung launches its Samsung Advanced Foundry Ecosystem (SAFE) program. As a SAFE partner, Arm will help enable the ecosystem with access to leadership co-optimized IP solutions for next-generation SoC designs.
22 January: Nordic nRF91 low power cellular IoT ‘sneak peek’ – cellular made easy, cellular for everything else Nordic's nRF91 Series is an ultra-compact, low power, global, multimode LTE-M / NB-IoT System-in-Package with integrated Arm Cortex-M33 host processor, Arm TrustZone security technology, and Assisted GPS.
20 December: Khronos Group Releases NNEF 1.0 Standard for Neural Network Exchange Khronos Group, an open consortium for advanced acceleration standards, of which Arm is a member, announced the release of the Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF™) 1.0 Provisional Specification for universal exchange of trained neural networks between training frameworks and inference engines.
14 December: Xen Project Hypervisor 4.10 Focuses on Security, Improved User Experience, and Future Proofing Xen Project announced the release of Xen Project Hypervisor 4.10 that is equipped with the latest hardware updates from Arm.
14 December: What’s New in the Xen Project Hypervisor 4.10 A deep dive into the new features provided by the release of Xen Project Hypervisor 4.10, including updates for Arm.
29 November: AWS Announces a Slew of New IoT Services; Brings Machine Learning to the Edge Amazon announced Amazon FreeRTOS, supported by Arm Cortex-M technology. The extended Arm-based FreeRTOS kernel is an important milestone toward improving hardware, software, and networking security for the industry.
28 November: Minima Processor Reduces SoC Energy Consumption for Near-Threshold Voltage Design Minima Processor is producing a low-power implementation of an Arm Cortex-M3 processor utilizing dynamic margining.
21 November: Nano Global, Arm Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Chip to Drive Health Revolution by Capturing and Analyzing Molecular Data in Real Time Nano Global and Arm Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Chip to Drive Health Revolution by Capturing and Analyzing Molecular Data in Real Time.
16 November: Arm to Discuss the Coming Era of Fog Computing in IoT During Keynote at IoT Evolution Expo Rhonda Dirvin, director of Marketing at Arm, and Board Director at the OpenFog Consortium, will present a keynote at IoT Evolution Conference and Expo being held January 22-25, 2018