Silicon Laboratories Acquires Micrium, Expands Portfolio

Silicon Laboratories, Inc. recently announced the purchase of Micrium, developers of a real-time operating system that allows electronics devices to connect to the web. The synergistic combination of Micrium’s embedded real time operating system (RTOS) with Silicon Labs’ multi-protocol SoCs, wireless modules, wireless stacks and Simplicity Studio™ development tools will simplify IoT design.

Importantly, Micrium’s RTOS and software tools will continue to be available worldwide, even when using non-Silicon Labs hardware. Micrium will continue to fully support existing, as well as new, customers.

In the past year and a half, Silicon Labs has purchased Telegesis – a provider of ZigBee and Thread modules and Bluegiga Technologies  – developer of short-range wireless connectivity solutions. These three recent acquisitions significantly expand Silicon Labs’ wireless hardware and software solutions for the IoT.