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25 Mar:
Renesas Electronics and NXP Semiconductors N.V. join the Trusted Firmware Project
Renesas and NXP have joined the Trusted Firmware Project, which was founded for the Arm ecosystem to collaborate on building secure software and solving the complexity of security at scale.
19 Mar:
Enea today announced a partnership with Ampere Computing to develop an innovative Arm-based universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE) platform for telco and edge applications.
2 Mar:
Marvell Announces OCTEON TX2 Family of Multi-Core Infrastructure Processors
Fifth generation OCTEON family supports 4 to 36 Armv8-A cores coupled with a comprehensive set of hardware accelerators for networking, security, and wireless infrastructure applications.
24 Feb:
Revolutionary Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNICs and BlueField-2 I/O Processing Units Transform Cloud and Data Center Security
Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the immediate general availability of ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNICs, in addition to the soon-to-be-released BlueField-2 I/O Processing Units (IPUs), with integrated Arm Neoverse-based processors.
5 Dec:
AnSem, a Cyient Company, Joins the Arm Approved Design Partner Program
AnSem, a Cyient Company, has been selected to join the Arm Approved Design Partner program.
3 Dec:
AWS Announces Nine New Compute and Networking Innovations for Amazon EC2
At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services announced six new Arm-based EC2 instances. The new Arm-based versions of Amazon EC2 M, R, and C instance families, powered by new AWS-designed Graviton2 processors, deliver up to 40% better price/performance than previous generations.
19 Nov:
EasyIC Design Joins Arm Approved Design Partner Program
EasyIC Design has been accepted as a member of the Arm Approved Design Partner Program.
19 Nov:
Rancher Labs Takes Kubernetes to the Edge and Beyond, Expands Product Portfolio
Rancher Labs announced the general availability of K3s, their lightweight, certified Kubernetes distribution purpose built for small footprint workloads, along with the beta release of Rio, their new application deployment engine for Kubernetes that delivers a fully integrated deployment experience from operations to pipeline.
19 Nov:
Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Arm as Platinum Member
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, announced that Arm has extended its membership to platinum.
18 Nov:
NVIDIA CUDA-X AI and HPC Software Stack Now Available on Marvell ThunderX Platforms
Marvell announced the availability of NVIDIA GPU support on its ThunderX® family of Arm®-based server processors.
18 Nov:
NVIDIA and Tech Leaders Team to Build GPU-Accelerated Arm Servers for New Era of Diverse HPC Architectures
NVIDIA introduced a reference design platform that enables companies to quickly build GPU-accelerated Arm®-based servers, driving a new era of high performance computing for a growing range of applications in science and industry.
18 Nov:
Unified Communications X (UCX) Wins 2019 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine
The Unified Communication Framework (UCF), a collaboration of industry, laboratories, and academia to create production-grade communication frameworks and open standards for data-centric and high-performance applications, announced that the Unified Communications X (UCX) framework has won a 2019 R&D 100 award.
13 Nov:
Fujitsu Launches New PRIMEHPC Supercomputers Using Fugaku Technology
Fujitsu announced that it will begin global sales of the PRIMEHPC FX1000 and PRIMEHPC FX700 models which are equipped with the world's first A64FX CPU featuring Scalable Vector Extension (SVE), an extension of the Arm®v8-A architecture for supercomputers.
13 Nov:
Cray and Fujitsu Partner to Power Supercomputing in the Exascale Era
Cray and Fujitsu announced a partnership to develop the first-ever commercial supercomputer powered by the Fujitsu A64FX Arm®-based processor with high-memory bandwidth (HBM) and supported on the proven Cray CS500 supercomputer architecture and programming environment.
10 Oct:
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Brings New Level of Security and Protection on 22FDX Platform for Connected Systems
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has announced that it is working with Arm to offer secure system-on-chip (SoC) solutions on GF’s 22FDX® platform, based on FD-SOI, for cellular IoT applications.
9 Oct:
Security Platform Inc. becomes the first OEM to achieve PSA Certified Level 1 status
Security Platform Inc.( the "SPI"), a leading embedded security and IoT system middleware provider has become the first OEM to achieve PSA Certified™ Level 1 status.
8 Oct:
IC’Alps joins Arm Approved Design Partner program to better support customers with ASIC development
IC'Alps has been accepted as a member of the Arm Approved Design Partner Program.
8 Oct:
NXM Unveils Autonomous Security Platform for IoT Devices Enabling Them to Manage Security and Data Privacy Without Human Oversight
NXM is the first independent software vendor to bring Crypto Agility to PSA Certified™ Level 1 which is a key enabler for Autonomous Security.
8 Oct:
Mentor boosts 64-bit Arm-based server platform by enabling Arm architecture support for Questa simulation tools
Mentor, a Siemens business, announced it is working closely with Arm to leverage their own 64-bit Arm Neoverse-based server platform to run best-in-class electronic design automation (EDA) software for the design of next-generation Arm-based processors.
8 Oct:
Cadence Collaborates with Arm and Samsung Foundry on Delivery of 5LPE Flow for Mission-Critical Applications Using Next-Generation “Hercules” CPU
Cadence Design Systems has announced their collaboration with Samsung Foundry and Arm to deliver a complete, high-performance digital implementation and signoff full flow for the rapid implementation of the next-generation Arm “Hercules” CPU using the Samsung Foundry 5nm Low-Power Early (5LPE) process technology.
8 Oct:
Renesas Electronics Unveils RA Family of 32-Bit Arm Cortex-M Microcontrollers with Superior Performance and Advanced Security for Intelligent IoT Applications
Renesas has unveiled the Renesas Advanced (RA) Family of 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M microcontrollers (MCUs).
7 Oct:
Packetcraft Launches Open Source Bluetooth Low Energy Stack, Which is Integrated With Arm Mbed OS for Seamless IoT Connectivity
Packetcraft has announced the launch and open source release of its Bluetooth® Low Energy protocol stack solutions based on Arm® Cordio® software.
7 Oct:
Secure Thingz Contributes to Arm Platform Security Architecture Portfolio with Enhanced Device Security
Secure Thingz, a global domain expert in device security, embedded systems, and lifecycle management, is helping broaden the Platform Security Architecture (PSA) documentation.
7 Oct:
Synopsys Announces Industry-First Unified Functional Safety Verification Solution to Accelerate Time-to-Certification for IPs and SoCs
Synopsys announced the industry's first unified functional safety verification solution to accelerate time to ISO 26262 certification for automotive IP and semiconductor companies targeting the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL D). Arm believes fast verification engines, such as the Synopsys Z01X digital fault simulation technology, are essential to accelerate time-to-compliance.
7 Oct:
Synopsys, Arm, and Samsung Foundry Enable Accelerated Development of Next-Generation Arm "Hercules" Processor on 5LPE Process
Synopsys, Arm, and Samsung have actively collaborated on solutions to enable early adoption of the next-generation Arm®-based processor.
7 Oct:
Qeexo Launches AutoML, a Fully Automated Machine Learning Platform for Sensor Data at the Edge
Qeexo announced the launch of its AutoML product, a one-click, fully automated platform that allows customers to rapidly build machine learning solutions for Edge devices using sensor data. Qeexo has selected the Arm® Cortex™-M0-M4 class MCUs as the first hardware targets to be supported by Qeexo AutoML.
2 Oct: NXP Launches the GHz Microcontroller Era
New dual-core Arm® Cortex®-M based crossover microcontroller (MCU) breaks gigahertz (GHz) barrier and accelerates advanced Machine Learning (ML) applications at the edge.
26 Sep: Los Alamos National Laboratory teams with Arm to develop tailored, efficient processor architectures for extreme-scale computing
Los Alamos National Laboratory announces their collaboration with Arm to make efficient, workload-optimized processors tailored to the extreme-scale computing requirements of the Laboratory's national-security mission. 
23 Sep:
Linaro donates OP-TEE into the Trusted Firmware Project
Linaro has announced that OP-TEE (Open Portable TEE, an open source Arm TrustZone® solution) is moving to become part of the Trusted Firmware open project managed by Linaro.
19 Sep:
Cambridge Consultants Becomes Arm Approved Design Partner
Cambridge Consultants has been named an Arm Approved Design Partner, joining a global network of design service companies.
21 Aug:
Xilinx Announces the World's Largest FPGA Featuring 9 Million System Logic Cells
Xilinx, Inc., the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced the expansion of its 16nm Virtex® UltraScale+™ family to now include the world's largest FPGA — the Virtex UltraScale+; Arm relies on Xilinx devices as part of the process for validating our next-generation processor IP and SoC technology.
21 Aug:
New Cross-Industry Effort to Advance Computational Trust and Security for Next-Generation Cloud and Edge Computing
The Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Confidential Computing Consortium, a community dedicated to defining and accelerating the adoption of confidential computing. Companies committed to this work include Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, Google Cloud, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, Swisscom, and Tencent.
15 Aug:
Stony Brook University to Test Supercomputers for Cutting-Edge, Data-Driven Research
A $5 million grant from the NSF to the Institute of Advanced Computational Science (IACS) will enable researchers to test advanced supercomputing technologies using an Arm-based Cray system. 
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.