Plucky British chip designer ARM said it has created a strategic partnership with Thundersoft, which makes smart device products, to open an accelerator for startups and OEMs to get into the internet of things (IoT).
The first of its office in Zhongguancun, close to Beijing, will offer an ARM mbed device lab and a system on a chip (SoC) design lab to offer joint facilities with its partner.
The unit will provide workshops, training and design services for mbed OS and Cortex microprocessor development.
Allen Wu, president of China at ARM said that the country is the largest IoT market in the world and collaboration is the key to future success.
Meanwhile, Hongfei Zhao, the chairman of Thundersoft, said that startups lack complete product experience, resources and support and the joint deal with ARM will provide software, hardware and system level development services.
A number of other organisations including Horizon Robotics and CSIP are teaming up with ARM and Thundersoft.