ARM TechCon 2018 is Upon Us!

ARM TechCon 2018 is Upon Us!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-12-2018 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedARM TechCon is one of the most influential conferences in the semiconductor ecosystem without a doubt. This year ARM TechCon has moved from the Santa Clara Convention Center to the much larger convention center in San Jose. Last year the conference seemed to be busting at the seams so this move makes complete sense.… Read More


EDA CEO Outlook 2018

EDA CEO Outlook 2018
by Daniel Nenni on 04-06-2018 at 12:00 pm

The EDA CEO outlook took an interesting turn last night but before I get into that I will offer a few comments about the start of the show. I attend this event every year for the content but also for the networking. It isn’t everyday you get to hang out with semiconductor industry elite and have candid conversations over food and drinks.… Read More


Broadcom Versus Qualcomm Update

Broadcom Versus Qualcomm Update
by Daniel Nenni on 01-15-2018 at 7:00 am

The Broadcom acquiring Qualcomm drama is still dominating the fabless semiconductor back channel. This week I will be at the SEMI ISS Conference with Scott Jones and several hundred high level semiconductor professionals so it will be interesting to hear the hallway chatter. When it was first announced I was in the minority in … Read More


TSMC: Semiconductors in the next ten years!

TSMC: Semiconductors in the next ten years!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-23-2017 at 6:00 am

Image RemovedThe TSMC 30[SUP]th[/SUP] Anniversary Forum just ended so I will share a few notes before the rest of the media chimes in. The forum was live streamed on tsmc.com, hopefully it will be available for replay. The ballroom at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei was filled with cameras, semiconductor executives, and security personnel.… Read More


The Reason ARM Will Win IoT!

The Reason ARM Will Win IoT!
by Daniel Nenni on 11-15-2015 at 7:00 am

After spending the week in Silicon Valley at ARM TechCon and related meetings, there was one common thread amongst the presentations and conversations and that was security. No matter what the topic was, mobile, consumer or industrial IoT, wearables, automotive, etc… security always came up. The question I had was how will companies… Read More


Eliminating the Chasm of Computing

Eliminating the Chasm of Computing
by Pawan Fangaria on 10-25-2015 at 7:00 am

The world has come through a long way from the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] UNIVAC computer in 1952, IBM mainframes and minicomputers in secured computer rooms to laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and so on in our hands. Imagine the compute power of a minicomputer then and the compute power of your smartphone or tablet today. And do you know the… Read More


ARM and the Internet of Things

ARM and the Internet of Things
by Paul McLellan on 10-31-2013 at 6:00 pm

Image RemovedI was at ARM TechCon earlier this week, and attended Simon Segars (the CEO of ARM for the last 4 months) keynote speech that opened the second day. A theme of his speech was that just as innovation continues to happen in so-called mature industries like automobiles, the same will happen in mobile. One particular area … Read More


Simon Segars to be New CEO of ARM

Simon Segars to be New CEO of ARM
by Paul McLellan on 03-20-2013 at 4:15 pm

Image RemovedARM announced today that Warren East, the CEO, would be retiring at the end of June. The new CEO will be Simon Segars, currently President of ARM and the de facto #2 guy. Currently Simon is based in the US and I don’t know if he plans to return to Britain or not. But he will live what will inevitably be a lifestyle that… Read More


Power, Predictions and Pills: Jonathan Koomey, ARM TechCon

Power, Predictions and Pills: Jonathan Koomey, ARM TechCon
by Holly Stump on 10-31-2012 at 5:00 pm

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ARM TechCon Software and Systems Keynote: Why Ultra-Low Power Computing Will Change Everything Simon Segars, speaking of the importance of continuing low power initiatives, introduced Dr. Jonathan Koomey, Consulting Professor at Stanford. (First impression, our kind of guy: He wears engineer shoes, not sales
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