​Computex 2017: ARM has designs on more than mobile

​Computex 2017: ARM has designs on more than mobile

ARM Nandan Nyampally

ARM owns the mobile market. Last year the semiconductor IP firm’s processor designs were used in some 16 billion chips, including those at the heart of nearly ever smartphone. Its Mali graphics, which hasn’t been around as long, crossed the one-billion mark in 2016, giving it around half of the phone market.

But the industry is changing. Smartphones are pushing in new directions such as VR and console-quality gaming. The rapid adoption of machine learning is spurring designs capable of running these models at the edge in everything from video cameras to self-driving cars. These applications are in turn placing steep demands on data centers, forcing companies to be more innovative with servers and networking infrastructure.

These applications…

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