By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk
Unsurprisingly the ARM takeover by SoftBank has seen significant interest this week, and there will be more on this story in the coming days, but the interest in Microchip's new independent peripherals for its MIPS-based PIC32 continues to be a significant story.
Facebook solving one of the key challenges in free space optics for its plans to provide Internet access from high altitude unmanned aircraft (design and built in the SouthWest UK!) has also been popular, while the impact of IoT continues to be felt in many different areas. This time it is the processing requirements in the data centre that are feeling the pressure, and software defined power is increasingly important as a key embedded technology to balance the load between servers in innovative ways.