Microsoft Jumps into IoT Device Hardware with a Custom-Designed ARM SoC Running Linux
IoT Playbook Insight: According to The Register, Microsoft dives into Internet of Things (IoT) hardware design, which they plan to license free to vendors. Nice. The chip has a dedicated security chip. Nice. It only connects to Azure, hence the name Azure Sphere. Hmm. While the code comes with the SDK, the security code may or may not be accessible. Double hmm.