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15 Apr: Fujitsu Begins Production of Post-K Fujitsu Limited, working with RIKEN, announced that it has completed the design of the Arm-based Post-K supercomputer.
11 Apr: Ampere Computing raises new round of capital, including new investor Arm Ampere announced a new round of funding including participation from new investor Arm, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group.  This marks the second major investment round for Ampere, which was launched in 2017.
28 Mar: Ampere and Packet Partner to Expand Adoption of eMAG™ Processors for Next-Generation Cloud and Edge Workloads
Ampere™, a developer of high-performance Arm®-based microprocessors for cloud and edge servers, and Packet, the leading bare metal automation platform for developers announced a partnership that delivers bare metal access to Ampere's high-performance eMAG™ platform.
21 Mar:
Linaro, Arm, Marvell to host the "Arm on Arm" Summit for developers at Linaro Connect Linaro Ltd, the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the Arm® ecosystem, together with Arm and Marvell, announce the final schedule for the Arm on Arm Summit at Linaro Connect Bangkok 2019.
12 Mar:
Arm, Cadence and Xilinx Introduce First Arm Neoverse System Development Platform for Next-Generation Cloud-to-Edge Infrastructure, Implemented on TSMC 7nm Process Technology
Arm, Cadence Design Systems, and Xilinx announced the delivery of a new development platform, silicon-proven on TSMC's 7nm FinFET process technology, for next-generation cloud-to-edge infrastructure based on the new Arm® Neoverse™ N1 platform.
27 Feb: Minima Processor and Arm Collaborate on Ultra-Low Power Solutions for Mobile and IoT
Minima Processor Oy signed a multi-year Strategic Intellectual Property (IP) Agreement with Arm in which Minima Processor will have access to Arm Artisan Physical IP for 22nm ultra-low leakage (ULL) process technology. This agreement allows Minima Processor to optimize Arm-based system-on-chip (SoC) designs featuring Minima Dynamic Margining IP ultra-low power technology.
26 Feb: Rancher Labs Introduces Lightweight Distribution of Kubernetes to Simplify Operations in Low-Resource Computing Environments
Rancher Labs, a leading provider of container management software, announced K3s, a lightweight Kubernetes distribution designed for developers and operators looking for a way to run Kubernetes in resource-constrained environments. The project launched to address the increasing demand for small, easy to manage Kubernetes clusters running on x86 and Arm-based processors in edge computing environments.
22 Feb: Uhuru Releases RAVEN enebular Reference Board; Embedded with Arm® Pelion™ Device Management Client
Uhuru Corporation has released its RAVEN enebular Reference Board (“RAVEN”), which is Uhuru’s first reference board embedded with both enebular-edge-agent and Arm Pelion Device Management Client.
21 Feb: STMicroelectronics Introduces Safe, Real-Time Microcontrollers for Next-Generation Automotive Domain Architectures First Arm Cortex-R52 automotive microcontrollers with on-chip non-volatile memory for real-time multi-core performance; With full ISO26262 ASIL-D coverage and hypervisor providing new industry reference for functional safety
21 Feb: Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix, and Toyota join ELISA project to advance open source functional safety across transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and energy industries Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix, and Toyota join ELISA project to advance open source functional safety across transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, and energy industries.
20 Feb: Cadence Tools and IP Optimized for New Arm Neoverse N1 Platform to Advance the Cloud-to-Edge Infrastructure Market
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that its tools and IP have been optimized to support the new Arm® Neoverse™ N1 platform to accelerate the transformation of a scalable cloud-to-edge infrastructure.
19 Feb: Cloud Native Computing Foundation Welcomes Arm as Gold Member The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, announced that Arm has joined the Foundation as a Gold member.
24 Jan: Eta Compute selects IAR Embedded Workbench as the Preferred Toolchain for new neural network-based AI SoCs IAR Systems has been selected by Eta Compute as the preferred tools vendor for its new innovative machine-learning SoCs. Eta Compute is part of the Arm DesignStart program and using IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm with Eta Compute SoCs, developers will be able to fully leverage the power-efficient features of the SoC, boosting development of AI-based IoT applications.
3 Jan: Huawei and Multiple Partners Achieve Cooperation Agreement to Jointly Promote the Establishment of the Edge Computing Consortium Europe (ECCE) Huawei, Arm, and others across the industry jointly established the Edge Computing Consortium Europe (ECCE) with the aim of providing a comprehensive edge computing industry cooperation platform for enterprises and organizations in the fields of smart manufacturing, operators, and enterprise IoT.
7 Dec: New Applied Materials R&D Center to Help Customers Overcome Moore's Law Challenges Applied Materials announced plans for its new META center, a major expansion of the company's R&D capabilities. The expansion of Applied Materials' R&D capabilities will help Arm partners drive innovation and advance at a faster pace.
6 Dec: InVMA Partners with Arm to deliver Connected IoT InVMA announced a new partnership with Arm that will enable InVMA’s enterprise customers to manage, connect, provision and update devices through the Pelion IoT platform.
26 Nov: EC2 Instances (A1) Powered by Arm-Based AWS Graviton Processors AWS launched EC2 instances powered by Arm-based AWS Graviton Processors. Built around Arm cores and making extensive use of custom-built silicon, the A1 instances are optimized for performance, cost, and scale-out workloads. 
26 Nov: IAR Systems expands support for Arm DesignStart with high performance tools for Arm Cortex-A5 IAR Systems® has expanded its presence in the Arm® DesignStart™ community with added support for the Arm Cortex®-A5 CPU.
13 Nov: Verne Global Introduces Arm Architecture via Marvell ThunderX2 Processor-Based Servers to hpcDIRECT Verne Global, a provider of advanced data center solutions for high performance computing (HPC) announced the expansion of hpcDIRECT, its optimized bare-metal infrastructure solution, to include servers with Arm-based Marvell ThunderX2 processors.
12 Nov: HPC Systems Inc. Expands the Science Cloud Offering with the Latest Arm-based HPC HPC Systems launched Science Cloud with Arm HPC. With this Arm-based Science Cloud, customers including scientists and engineers in many fields can have an alternative platform choice for their researches and applications that can be more efficient, better performance per watt and per dollar, and reduced TCO.
12 Nov: DDN UNVEILS PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT FOR LUSTRE CLIENTS ON ARM-BASED PLATFORMS DataDirect Networks (DDN®) announced that its Whamcloud division, the foremost Lustre support provider and driving force behind Lustre innovation, is delivering professional support for Lustre clients on Arm® architectures.
11 Nov: GW4, the Met Office, and Cray Power Up the Largest Arm-Based Supercomputer in Europe GW4, the Met Office and global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. announced that the Arm®-based supercomputer in Europe, named "Isambard," is now live in the United Kingdom. Isambard is a Cray XC50™ system with Marvell ThunderX2™ processors based on the 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture and was designed by the GW4 Alliance in partnership with Cray and the Met Office.
29 Oct: Eta Compute’s Machine Learning Platform Comes Home a Double Award Winner from Arm TechCon 2018 Eta Compute Inc. announced its machine learning platform received two industry awards at Arm TechCon
17 Oct: NEC Collaborates with Arm to develop secure IoT solutions for Smart Cities Using AI NEC will adopt the Arm Platform Security Architecture (PSA) framework for building securely connected devices, which includes the concept of threat modeling, architectural guidelines and implementation resources that reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with IoT security. NEC developed a box-type accelerator, a specialized device featuring real-time facial recognition that will be securely managed and provisioned by Arm Pelion Device Management.
16 Oct: Synopsys Enables Tapeout Success for Early Adopters of Arm Neoverse IP Synopsys, Inc. announced early collaboration with Arm on next-generation Arm® Neoverse® products targeting cloud-to-edge infrastructure has resulted in successful early adopter tapeout.
16 Oct: Cadence Verification Suite Enabled on Arm-Based HPC Datacenters Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that the Cadence® Verification Suite is now enabled for Arm®-based high-performance computing (HPC) server environments.
16 Oct: Cadence Accelerated Arm-Based Server Development by Automating Arm Pre-Silicon Bare Metal Compliance Testing Cadence announced its collaboration with Arm to enable high-performance computing (HPC) customers to execute bare metal pre-silicon verification compliance tests through the Arm® Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) Compliance Suite using the Palladium® Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform and Perspec™ System Verifier from the Cadence® Verification Suite.
16 Oct: STMicroelectronics Introduces STM32L5 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers for a More Secured IoT STMicroelectronics has announced their new STM32L5 portfolio series. The product family is one of the first MCUs based on the Arm Cortex-M33 processor with TrustZone technology, enhancing security from the heart of the device.
11 Oct: Ampere Creates Developer Program to Expand the Cloud Ecosystem and Accelerate Development Opportunities Ampere™, which is developing an Arm®-based server platform for the future of hyperscale cloud and edge computing, announced a new developer platform and program to facilitate the open development of next-generation cloud applications.
11 Oct: Cypress Delivers Smart, Fail-Safe Storage Platform Leveraging Arm Processor for Enhanced Safety and Reliability Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is leveraging the Arm Cortex-M0 processor to address the growing demand for trusted intelligence and fail-safe storage in applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and smart factories.
10 Oct: NXP Secures the Edge with Two Industry-First Multi-Core Arm Cortex-M33 Solutions NXP enhances embedded security and performance with two new MCU families built on the Arm Cortex-M33 processor. They feature Arm TrustZone technology and incorporate design principles from Arm's Platform Security Architecture (PSA) framework.
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.