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Intel partners with Arm on IoT chips, Rolls-Royce on autonomous ships

August 16, 2018 / Chris Middleton

Rival semiconductor producers Intel and Arm have agreed to collaborate to manage networks of connected devices based on their chips. Reuters reports that Britain’s IP giant Arm – acquired by Japanese tech investment conglomerate SoftBank in July 2016 for $24.3 billion – said last night that it had signed a strategic partnership with its rival to use standards developed by Intel for managing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, networks, and data. Arm’s agreement to use Intel standards for securely managing networked devices that deploy both companies’ chips is a major breakthrough for IoT uptake, by enabling central management and interoperability. “We see a significant acceleration in how the market will grow in terms of the number of managed devices and the volume of data that moves through these systems,” Himagiri Mukkamala, Arm senior VP and general manager for its IoT Cloud Services division, told Reuters.