ARM's lead licensee for the Cortex-A15 POP for TSMC 28nm HPM is progressing toward the tape out of its first chip in the coming months, ARM said.
My guess is that this would have to be Nvidia and the Tegra 4. Samsung and Apple both use Samsung fabs and Qualcomm doesn't use the A15 core. That really only leaves TI and Nvidia. There's no way ST is the lead licensee with their NovaThor chip and I think Nvidia has higher volume than TI at this point.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.