Arm Deerfield Beach (nee Sunrise Micro Devices), April 2013 - December 1, 2018.
On October 30th, Arm informed us that they were shutting down not just our office but their entire wireless networking group. In about four more hours, I will be officially unemployed, along with over 40 of my nearly-former colleagues.
It is a gross understatement to say that this unceremonious scrapping of five and a half years of concerted effort comes as a dissapointment, but in the immortal words of Futurama's Hedonism Bot, "I regret nothing!"
Even though David Flynn's "Florida Adventure" did not ultmately acheive the commercial success Arm was looking for, we can still be proud of what we achieved. I personally learned a great deal and worked with many brilliant colleagues that I already miss. I hope our paths cross again.
....been there, done that, and got the commemorative poster.
So, what's next for Solomon Peachy? My experience at Arm has greatly expanded my skillset, and combined with a farily decent economy, I find myself in a position where I can afford to be picky and aim higher.
I'm angling for a role that I can perform (mostly) remotely, or at least closer to my Tick Farm, and ideally something that has me working on foundational Free/Open-Source Software. But even that is a wide swath, and in the mean time, I have a huge backlog of personal projects to work on, and maybe get in some long-overdue flying in the process!