The Year of the ARM SOC
Seems like everyone and his brother is making an ARM SOC. I'll swear there are 50 different vendors making them. Do we need all of these? I guess so. Intel, Sharp, Fujitsu, Samsung to name a few. It is nice because each one seems a little different.
It's also nice because building a small embedded device which runs linux is now pretty much a commodity. Anyone can string up a cpu with some SDRAM and flash and make something pretty powerful. Amazing.