This is from ARM today:
ARM® has announced a new software platform and free operating system to simplify and speed up the creation and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) products. The ARM mbed™ IoT Device Platform has been built around open standards and will bring Internet protocols,
Find out more about mbed here:
It will be a busy 13 months!
All of this follows the announcement of the Cortex-M7 only two weeks ago.
Atmel is featured prominantly as a device partner. Would be interesting to see if things like Arduino ZERO and DUE could be ported to the mbed environment as they use Atmel MCUs based on Cortex-M silicon.