Warren East out, Simon Segars in at ARM
Warren East served as CEO of the Cambridge, England, processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc from October 2001 to July 1, 2013. After more than a decade in the job, East was still relatively young at 51 when he decided he didn't want to sign up for another multi-year stint.
He has been replaced by an internal appointee, Simon Segars. East has gone on to grab directorships at Micron Technology Inc. and the UK vacuum cleaner Dyson.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.