Shanghai Based Espressif Systems Ships 100th Million IoT Chip

Espressif Systems, a developer of high-performance, low-power, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ICs and modules, announced that the company has shipped its one-hundred-millionth Internet-of-Things chip. Fueled by the vision of its founder, Teo Swee Ann, Espressif’s release of the ESP8266 System-on-a-Chip in 2014 has been widely recognized as a turning point for the IoT market. The disruptive effect of releasing ESP8266 was further enhanced by the release of its flagship SoC, ESP32, in 2016.

By reducing system cost and complexity, the company has been providing industrial and consumer equipment manufacturers with highly sophisticated chip designs that enable them to offer smart-connected products at super-competitive prices. It's chips and modules are engineered by an international team of innovative chip-design specialists and software/firmware developers who drive the IoT revolution of today. This way, Espressif solutions are being selected to power up popular high-tech products ranging from tablets, set-top boxes, action cameras and wearables to smart appliances, lighting and HVAC climate controls. These chips are also the basis of highly secure professional solutions, such as surveillance cameras, access control mechanisms, sensor networks and robots.

Further to this, Espressif recently introduced a new series of IoT modules to complement its current offering of certified single- and dual-core, Wi-Fi and Dual-Mode Bluetooth products based on ESP8266 and ESP32. For example, the Espressif ESP32-PICO-D4 is a System-in-Package (SiP) module, seamlessly integrated in to a 7mm x 7mm x 0,94mm package such peripherals as a crystal oscillator, flash, filter capacitors and RF matching links. With such modules, the company has embarked on enabling a new generation of ultra-miniature IoT applications. It is envisioned that Espressif’s new modules will materialize yet another disruptive breakthrough which will enable our customers to further improve the RF performance, integration and features of many different IoT applications.

Espressif Systems believes in the democratization of technology that will develop tomorrow’s Internet of Things. The company drives the IoT revolution by providing open access to its codes. A tangible example of this is the IoT software-development platform, ESP-IDF, which has allowed many third-party projects and platforms to be based on it. At the same time, it also prides itself in being at the heart of a rich ecosystem supported by state-of-the-art hardware and software platforms. Over the years, major Espressif Systems’ partners have expressed their endorsement for its IoT solutions.