ARM buying Duolog Technologies; teams with Broadcom on IoT chip

Summary:In anticipation of Computex 2014 in Taipei next week, ARM has a number of parts moving at the moment.

It's not quite on par with the $3 billion flashy purchase of Beats, but ARM has an acquisition of its own this week.

The processor giant announced on Thursday that it intends to purchase Duolog Technologies, a developer of electronic design automation tools for System-on-Chip (SoC), among other platforms.

ARM asserted that the acquisition will help bolster its own portfolio for customers looking to integrate and manage System IP and SoC complexities.

More specifically, ARM plans to use Duolog's Socretes IP configuration solution for strengthening its own CoreLink Interconnect and CoreSight product lines for debugging mobile and Internet-of-Things (IoT) architectures.

The merger is expected to go through by the end of the third quarter of 2014. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

In anticipation of Computex 2014 in Taipei next week, ARM has a number of parts moving at the moment.

The Internet-of-Things is shaping up to be at the top of ARM's agenda going into the trade show, demonstrated by the Duolog deal as well as a new development in partnership with Broadcom.

ARM is involved with Broadcom's new StrataGX processor, also unveiled on Thursday.

Designed with the purpose of securing devices aggregating IoT data (especially user data), the BCM58300 is powered by an ARM's Cortex A9 processor and Trustzone secure processing architecture as well as Broadcom's own BroadSAFE Security.

Broadcom touted that this particular processor has been crafted with power efficiency in mind. Thus, it is being framed as ideal for being embedded in devices such as mobile point-of-sale terminals and devices for automated applications within the home.

Broadcom's StrataGX BCM58300 is now available to manufacturers for sampling.

Topics: Big Data, ARM, Data Management, Hardware, Processors

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