Instrumented Interconnecteds Intelligent
October, 20th 2014

Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President for Systems and Technology Group and Integrated Supply Chain, IBM

Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, Systems and Technology Group and Integrated Supply Chain, IBM

By Tom Rosamilia

IBM has always taken the long view of its business strategy, continuously reinventing – from  divesting its PC business to more recently its x86 business.

Today’s announcement that GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business is one more step in the company’s reinvention. The Agreement reinforces IBM’s clear path, commitment and vision for systems and hardware.

IBM’s proven model for success is driven by focusing on the high-value segments of our systems portfolio driven by the unique innovation that only IBM can bring. GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ business model is to innovate through high-volume semiconductor manufacturing, which is enhanced by economies of scale.

If you’ve been following IBM’s hardware business closely, you’ve heard us talk about the need to continuously transform our business. OpenPOWER, Software-Defined Storage, Flash memory, connecting mobile and the mainframe and the sale of our x86 business to Lenovo are a few of the most recent examples.

Our strategy, and the reason for these changes, should be clear. IBM’s systems business is focused on driving innovation and open systems, areas where we add significant value. The company has built an arsenal of technologies and a strong portfolio to differentiate from the competition.

As an example, earlier this year we delivered a breakout strategy for our Power Systems – creating a distinctive open and collaborative model. In addition to Google, Mellonox, NVIDA and Tyan, we founded the OpenPOWER Foundation. The group has emerged at a time when service providers and large data centers are designing and building their own custom servers while, simultaneously, numerous disruptive forces are impacting system designs and driving designers to consider new ways of innovating.

SP chips

IBM scientists, including researcher Jerry Chow (pictured), are exploring post-silicon semiconductor materials, such as carbon nanoelectronics, silicon photonics, new memory technologies, and architectures to meet the emerging demands of cloud, Big Data and secure transaction optimized systems.

And for the past 50 years, the mainframe has been the computing workhorse focused on data serving and transaction processing. The need for the mainframe is evolving – driven by the explosion of data and the demand of the growing number of mobile applications and transactions.

Finally, in the evolving storage arena, we are reinventing our storage business with a deep portfolio in Software Defined Storage and investments in Flash technology. As organizations seek to harness Big Data, IBM is offering new ways to manage, access, and store that data.

Moving forward, IBM will intensify its focus on the Power architecture, mainframe and storage systems, where it will apply IBM’s vaunted research and development capabilities to differentiate its offerings. The company plans to innovate in areas such as Big Data and cloud, allowing clients to capture value from opportunities in those segments.

And make no mistake about it: we’ll continue innovating in semiconductors too – the heart of our systems business. We’re continuing to invest in the people who are developing our advanced chip research and design capabilities. We’ll deploy these skills – and a $3 billion, 5-year investment – to ensure we sustain our incredible record of breakthrough innovations from IBM Research that we infuse into our servers and storage technologies.

Our vision for the future of systems has never been clearer:

  • We are going to lead in creating highly differentiated servers and storage systems that can manage the latest big data, cloud, mobile and cognitive workloads.
  • Our continued leadership in systems requires ongoing investment in semiconductor and material science research and development that drives innovation that matters for our clients.
  • We will not remain static. We are always transforming to meet the needs of our clients in a very dynamic industry.

We’re looking forward to an exciting, dynamic and successful future.

Follow IBM Smarter Planet on Google+

Bookmark and Share

Previous post

Next post

July 9, 2016
3:13 am

great web site.good luck guys

Posted by: عوامل حیاتی موفقیت
June 7, 2016
6:02 am

Business organizations have no choice in embracing modern strategies for increased productivity and efficiency.

Posted by: Department of Library and Information Science
March 24, 2016
9:31 am


Posted by: العاب سيارات جديدة
March 17, 2016
8:35 am


Posted by: العاب طبخ جديدة
March 7, 2016
8:11 am

wooooooooow 2

Posted by: العاب طبخ
March 7, 2016
8:10 am


Posted by: العاب بنات ميادة
February 15, 2016
9:40 pm

Woow Amazing

Posted by: العاب طبخ بنات
August 1, 2015
12:16 am

Hi there, You have done a great job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally recommend to
my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

Posted by: EveretteBFunck
July 12, 2015
9:31 am

i’ve read some good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.

I surprise how much attempt you put to make one of these great informative site.

Posted by: new year 2016
January 29, 2015
1:45 pm

Great article, well said. Bookmarked

Posted by: Joe Watson
December 29, 2014
9:44 pm

This Site is very essential for me. Because I have got many information from here.Thank You ……….
For More information visit: technoshashikanth

Posted by: New Technology
December 29, 2014
9:39 pm

Really good post! Hope there will be more good post here!Thanks for sharing valuable information.

Posted by: New Technology
December 7, 2014
12:59 pm

I’ve read some good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.

I surprise how much attempt you put to make one of these great informative site.

Posted by:
December 3, 2014
5:53 am

Focusing on where IBM adds value is the key in creating new partnerships. Focusing on customer success as a driver for change is critically important, they demand this level of flexibility and service quality in the upcoming Big Data era. Where IBM could play a major role is by helping creating a flexible platform to distribute appropriate data in appropriate formats through high resiliency and secured networks from partners. IBM shouldn’t be doing this alone and choosing the right partners to properly manage your added value in the ecosystem is a strategic differentiator. Lots of challenges and opportunities to come… We’re all looking forward to the results.

Posted by: We Are Innovation
November 22, 2014
4:54 am

This is one of the remarkable “acquirings” in the history of technology. IBM has been revolutionary all the times.

Posted by: Technology
October 30, 2014
6:20 am

Technology is growing too fast. Some peoples have Information on this and rest is competing with others, hope this blog will work for them. Thanks for sharing. it may help us to know what improvements in technologies going better day by day.
James Bond Midnight Blue Skyfall Tuxedo

Posted by: sandrad.jerome
3 Trackbacks
October 29, 2014
2:23 pm

Mobile Computing Archives « A Smarter Planet Blog A Smarter Planet Blog

Posted by:
October 22, 2014
3:51 am

[…] この記事は、米国のA Smarter Planet Blog に2014年10月20日(現地時間)に掲載された投稿の日本語訳です。 […]

Posted by: システム戦略の強化を図るIBM | A Smarter Planet (Japan)
October 20, 2014
7:10 am

[…] senior vice president of the systems and technology group and integrated supply chain, said in a blog post today, calling the deal “one more step in the company’s […]

Posted by: IBM Paying Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion to Take Unit in Retreat From Chips | Illinois news
Post a Comment