Cambridge technology great ARM Holdings is backing an exciting new Information Age Gallery at The Science Museum in London. The showpiece opens to the public on October 25.
ARM, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, is a contributor to the artefacts found in the gallery and has become the principal sponsor.
It is being marketed as the first gallery in the UK dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies on such a scale and the most ambitious science museum project in more than 10 years.
There are said to be more than 800 unique objects in the Science Museum collections – some that witnessed incredible moments in history
The Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World showcase will explore the remarkable technological breakthroughs that have transformed how we communicate over the last 200 years. And ARM is at the heart of it all. Its superchips drive the world's most advanced digital products. The company designs scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.
ARM’s story will sit within the Cell network in the Information Age gallery - part of the story of how mobile phones transformed from calling devices into fully-connected, universal computers.
This section includes the ARM1 RISC processor, 1985 – to illustrate that the development of devices such as this enabled pocket-sized phones to handle huge quantities of information, unleashing the potential for creative applications and new communication tools.
The Science Museum has released the first of 11 short films about some of the Information Age stories – this one is all about the invention and impact of the microchip: http://youtu.be/A72inYLzMFw?list=UU2zO7i36zSzyYxa96giSqPw
ARM licensees have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing the company’s intellectual property since the business began in 1990.
An inaugural ARM Forum is being held at the Science Museum on September 16, hosted by CEO Simon Segars. The debate will explore the advances needed to liberate the Internet of Things. This will lead to a published paper and call to action for the UK to play a decisive role in shaping the IoT globally.
The event will be hosted by Simon Segars, CEO, ARM. Confirmed speakers and panelists include Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with responsibility for digital industries, Clive Selley, CIO, BT Group & CEO, BT Technology Service & Operations and Cambridge tech entrepreneur Pilgrim Beart, IoT entrepreneur, developer of AlertMe smart home platform and CEO of IoT startup 1248.
This ARM Forum will focus on questions around technology and trust. What are the 'killer apps'? How do we balance privacy alongside data monetization? How do we nurture the talent pool? How will value chains and markets evolve? What needs to happen to liberate the Internet of Things?
• PHOTOGRAPH: Ccourtesy of The Science Museum