ARM TechCon 2019 conference day-one review

October 8, 2019, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

I just returned from the ARM TechCon 2019 conference in San Jose Convention Center. Today is the first day of the 3-day conference. It was my honor to meet you in person.

ARM was founded in 1990 and was acquired by Softbank in 2016. ARM is a unique semiconductor company because it doesn’t make any chips, but rather license its technologies to other semiconductor companies and OEMs, such as Apple, Samsung, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, Nvidia, Huawei, Microsoft, Facebook, Pixelworks, etc. ARM’s technology is famous for its low power consumption and small footprint, thus they are widely adopted in smart phones, tablet PCs, smart watches, IoT devices, etc.

This is the 15th anniversary of this ARM conference, over 3000 attendees are expected this year. ARM’s CEO Mr. Simon Segars gave a keynote presentation titled “The New Era of Compute”. He discussed the ARM ecosystem and indicated over 150 billion chips have used ARM’s technologies in them. And that is just the beginning, we can expect to see another 50 billion in the next 2 years.

Figure: ARM CEO Mr. Simon Segars Keynote

Photo source: Touch Display Research Inc.

After CEO’s keynote, Ms. Dipti Vachani, ARM’s senior VP of automotive and IoT line of business gave a keynote titled “Autonomous Vehicle Revolution: the missing links”. More detail about the conference review and market forecast can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report.

Figure: ARM Senior VP Ms. Dipti Vachani keynote

Phot source: Touch Display Research Inc.

Thanks for reading.

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

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