Silicon Labs Acquires Bluegiga to Become a Dominant Player in IoT

Silicon Labs-bluegigaSilicon Labs has announced the acquisition of Bluegiga Technologies - A privately held company based in Espoo, Finland, developing short-range wireless connectivity solutions and software for the IoT. Bluegiga is one of the fastest growing independent providers of wireless connectivity solutions. Their wireless portfolio includes ultra-low-power Bluetooth® Smart, Bluetooth Classic, and Wi-Fi® modules, as well as software stacks, development tools and software development kits (SDKs) for a multitude of applications in the industrial automation, consumer electronics, audio, automotive, retail, residential, and health and fitness markets.

This strategic acquisition significantly expands Silicon Labs’ wireless hardware and software solutions for the IoT. Bluegiga’s market-proven Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules, software stacks and development tools complement Silicon Labs’ 802.15.4 ZigBee® and Thread mesh networking software, ultra-low-power sub-GHz solutions, and wireless MCU and transceiver product offerings. The combined wireless connectivity portfolio and development ecosystem will enable Silicon Labs to address a broader range of market opportunities and customer needs. Together, Silicon Labs and Bluegiga offer customers a “one-stop-shop” source of standards-based wireless connectivity solutions including high-performance, long-range and ultra-low-power options.

Following the acquisition, Silicon Labs will continue to operate in Espoo, Finland, as a center of excellence for wireless hardware and software technology development. The company will continue to develop, market and support a complete portfolio of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module products and software stacks for customers worldwide. Together, Silicon Labs and the Bluegiga wireless development team will be able to drive serious innovation in the IoT market.

See the Range of Bluegiga Modules on everything RF.