The popular mobile chip maker ARM has struck an acquisition deal with Offspark, which is engaged in making Internet of Things based in Dutch.

ARM acquires Offspark, plans to improve Internet of Things

ARM acquires Offspark, plans to improve Internet of Things

The move is expected to strengthen the security credentials of ARM for IoT offerings. Offspark created PolarSSL which is a protocol used widely for IoT security products and the mobile chip maker ARM has hopes that the technologies of the companies, when combined , could open up more opportunities for the companies to shop for IoT developers together.
ARM IoT manager, Krisztian Flautner said, “PolarSSL technology is already deployed by the leading IoT players. The fact that those same companies also use ARM Cortex processor and software technologies means we are now able to provide a complete bedrock solution for the industry to innovate from.”
The products will be christened as arm Mbed TLShowever, they will still bbe open source according to Tech Week Europe. Paul Bakker, Offspark CEO said, Security is one of the most primary aspects to ensure people to trust IoT technology and this can be made possible only with a truly tailored solution. He added that ARM and Offspark can provide security to the edge of any system and the companies are now looking forward to working with the partners and design new projects for them.
Developers can licence the technology for commercial purposes and also use the technology to embed into future ARM products. The company released the ARM Cortex A72 processor last week which is a 64 bit offering that supports Android Lollipop and includes big.Little Architecture that also prioritizes jobs to different processor cores based on the computational requirements.
Offspark has indicated the take over in its website and it now redirects to ARM website.