The year’s currently off to a rocky start for hardware companies, and we’re just starting to see the true impact COVID-19 will eventually have on the market. Arm– the U.K. company behind the styles of chips for everybody from Apple to Qualcomm to Samsung– is wanting to kickstart developing by offering up access to around 75% of its chip portfolio free of charge to qualified startups. The move marks an expansion of the company’s Flexible Access program. With it, Arm will open access to its IP for early-stage startups. While a few of the most significant business pay the chip designer big dollars for that information, the cost can be excessive for those simply starting out.”In today’s challenging business landscape, making it possible for innovation is important– now more than ever, startups with fantastic concepts need the fastest, most relied on path to success and scale,”SVP Dipti Vachani, said in a statement.”Arm Flexible Access for Startups uses brand-new silicon entrants a faster, more cost-effective course to working models, resulting in strengthened investor self-confidence for future financing. “It’s a good little bit of access for up and coming startups. Of course, Arm’s not just doing this out of the goodness of its heart. The company certainly has a vested interest in assisting foster hardware start-ups

in the middle of what might shape up to be an unmatched slowdown for the market after a couple of years of quick funding and growth. Interested parties can access the complete list of available IP here. Arm thinks the launch of Flexible Gain access to for Start-ups might help business accelerate time to market by approximately a year. Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.