GlobalFoundries is to acquire IBM's fabs in a deal that sees the server maker pay the foundry $1.5bn over five years and agree to exclusivity to 10nm.
Synopsys updates ARC core to improve support for embedded Linux and other advanced operating systems such as Android
Minimal IP cores are meant to serve broader market than IoT, using revised instruction set to increase code density, save on chip memory and enable security
A demo at ARM TechCon showed one way malware could be foiled on systems that run software of uncertain provenance.
Carbon Design Systems has introduced a web portal to streamline the process of finding the most appropriate executable models for a system-level virtual prototype.
ARM has launched a pair of tools designed to improve the density and performance of finFET designs that use the company's physical libraries.
Applied Micro is to use the ARM v8 CPU architecture it developed for data centers to keep hold of embedded-systems customers who have decided to move away from its existing MIPS and PowerPC-based processors.
A multiprocessor test chip has led ARM to improve the energy-control strategy for its Big.Little architecture and to simplify the debug architecture for the company's multicore processor IP.
HCC Embedded has developed a modular software manager for encryption, designed to provide embedded systems with the foundation for handling security algorithms.
ARM is making a free operating system a cornerstone of its push into selling both more cores and server software to help manage them.
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