ARM’s EVP: The Chips to Power the Next Digital Planet

With Tom Lantzsch, Executive Vice President of Strategy, ARM Inc.; hosted by Robert F. Anderson, Director, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, Illinois Institute of Technology

Lantzsch says ARM is working on a long-scale timeline that gives it a unique ability to see the future of technology.

The server problem: Every 600 smartphones drive demand for 1 server. That number drops to about 125 for iPads. That’s driving a huge need for power.

On security, technology isn’t the problem. ARM already has the hardware-based security that everyone’s talking about, but no one’s using it. The real challenge will be who gets to decide who can see and access information.

The next digital planet? Focusing on adaptive learning, closed loop, pervasive computing system. 

Intelligent driving systems are here today: Google car actually avoids blind spots, Mercedes slams on the brakes if something runs in front of you. We’ll see more and more of this, moving from cars that are safe in accidents to those that don’t get into accidents at all.

3D transistor structures are becoming mainstream at the most advanced side of conductor industry. That will be around for 2-4 generations of applied technology.

Semiconductor design is moving away from everything on a CPU core, which is leading to heterogeneous computing: Multiple blocks on a chip that allow us to drive down power.

China’s unwritten rule: Agriculture will produce 600 million unemployed farmers as technology advances farming.

One Laptop per Child is now an institution. It’s called a smartphone. They cost $50.