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15 Aug: Arm, WDC and Qualcomm Announce OpenChain Conformance Activities
Arm, Platinum Member of the OpenChain Project and key participant in the global supply chain, announced conformance with the OpenChain Specification.
7 Aug: GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Arm Demonstrate High-Density 3D Stack Test Chip for High Performance Compute Applications
The new chip was fabricated using GF's 12nm Leading-Performance (12LP) FinFET process and features Arm's mesh interconnect technology in 3D that allows data to take a more direct path to other cores, minimizing latency while increasing data transfer rates as demanded by data centers, edge computing and high-end consumer applications.
29 Jul: Khronos Releases OpenXR 1.0 Specification Establishing a Foundation for the AR and VR Ecosystem
The Khronos® Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating advanced acceleration standards, announces the ratification and public release of the OpenXR™ 1.0 specification together with publicly available implementations and substantial ecosystem momentum.
2 Jul: Cadence Digital Full Flow Achieves Certification for Samsung Foundry 5LPE Process Technology
Cadence Design Systems announced that the Cadence® digital full flow has achieved certification for the Samsung Foundry 5nm Low-Power Early (5LPE) process with Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology using Arm Cortex-based cores.
24 Jun: SUSE Provides Platform for Cloud-Native, Containerized Applications as Enterprises Move to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud
SUSE has announced the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 1, including broader support for storage and industrial automation applications on 64-bit Arm-based servers and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
19 Jun: Ambedded and SUSE Partner to Deliver Powerful, Affordable Arm-based Ceph Storage Appliance
The Ambedded microserver, based on the Arm®v8-A architecture, and Ceph management GUI will be integrated with SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 as a turnkey storage solution, reducing total cost of ownership and shortening the time-to-market for scalable Ceph storage appliances.
17 Jun: NVIDIA Brings CUDA to Arm, Enabling New Path to Exascale Supercomputing
NVIDIA announced its support for Arm CPUs, providing the high performance computing industry a new path to build extremely energy-efficient, AI-enabled exascale supercomputers.
11 Jun: NGD Systems Introduces Industry’s First Computational Storage for the Intelligent Edge
NGD Systems has announced availability of the first scalable and edge-ready M.2 form factor solution that delivers 8TB with AI-ready computational storage, based on Arm.
6 Jun: Akraino Edge Stack Issues Premier Release, Sets Framework to Enable 5G, IoT Edge Application Ecosystem
LF Edge, an umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, announced the availability of Akraino Edge Stack Release 1.
5 Jun:  Marvell Extends Strategic Partnership with Arm
Marvell, producer of storage, communications, and consumer semiconductor products, announced it has entered a broader strategic partnership with Arm to accelerate the design and development of next-generation Marvell® ThunderX® server processor technology. 
26 May: Synopsys and Arm Collaborate to Enable Tapeouts by Early Adopters of Arm's Latest Premium Mobile Processors
Synopsys announced their collaboration with Arm to enable tapeouts of optimized system-on-chip (SoC) design and verification for early adopters of Arm's latest premium mobile processor IP, including the Arm® Cortex®-A77 CPU and Mali™-G77 GPU.
26 May: Cadence Full-Flow Digital and Signoff Tools Optimized for New 7nm Arm Cortex-A77 CPU
Cadence Design Systems announced that its full-flow digital and signoff tools support the new high-performance, high-efficiency Arm® Cortex®-A77 CPU for next-generation smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices. 
8 May: GOWIN Semiconductor Joins Arm DesignStart Offering Free Arm Cortex-M Processors for its FPGA Product Families
GOWIN Semiconductor has announced a collaboration with Arm to bring the mature Arm embedded ecosystem to GOWIN's FPGA product families. GOWIN will be joining the Arm DesignStart FPGA program, offering embedded developers a no license fee, no royalty access model to use Arm Cortex-M processors for enabling FPGA projects with proven Arm IP and software products.
7 May:   NGINX Announces New Offerings for Public Cloud and Expands Certified Module Offerings
Arm ecosystem partner NGINGX, the company behind the popular open source project, announced new offerings for public cloud deployed versions of its industry‑leading NGINX Plus and NGINX Open Source platforms.
1 May: Synopsys and Arm Extend Collaboration to Fusion Compiler to Accelerate Implementation of Arm's Next-Generation Client and Infrastructure Cores
Synopsys and Arm announce their collaboration to deliver QuickStart Implementation Kits (QIKs) supporting Synopsys' Fusion Compiler™ solution, the industry's only fully-integrated RTL-to-GDSII implementation system architected to deliver the fastest time-to-results (TTR) and to improve power, performance, and area (PPA) for Arm®-based processors.
1 May: Moortec Provide Embedded Monitoring Solutions for Arm’s Neoverse N1 System Development Platform on TSMC 7nm Process Technology
Moortec announces the delivery of its In-Chip Monitoring solution on TSMC 7nm FinFET process to the new Arm® Neoverse™ N1 System Development Platform (SDP).
22 Apr: New Wireless Platform Enables Next-Generation Connected Products to Scale the IoT Silicon Labs has introduced the next generation of its Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2, designed to make Internet of Things products more powerful, efficient and reliable. Series 2 SoCs provide powerful processing with an 80 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 core with TrustZone technology.
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.
18 Mar: Khronos Releases OpenXR 0.90 Provisional Specification for High-Performance Access to AR and VR Platforms and Devices
The Khronos ® Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating advanced acceleration standards, announces the ratification and public release of the OpenXR™ 0.90 provisional specification. OpenXR is a unifying, royalty-free, open standard that provides high-performance access to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)— collectively known as XR—platforms and devices.
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.