Arm unveils chip for ‘internet of things’

Arm Holdings, the British microchip design company, has unveiled an ultra-low-power chip that could pave the way for a multitude of devices from washing machines to parking meters to be connected wirelessly into an “internet of things”.
The Cambridge-based company, whose designs dominate the mobile phone sector, said on Tuesday it had created the world’s most efficient microprocessor design. The chip is capable of the same kind of fast processing as the chips in smartphones, but uses just a third of the electrical power of a very basic, 8-bit microprocessor.

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Source: FT.com – IT