Micrium Acquisition Expands Silicon Labs’ IoT Presence
Silicon Labs announced the acquisition of Micrium, a supplier of real-time operating system (RTOS) software for the Internet of Things (IoT). This strategic acquisition helps simplify IoT design for all developers by combining a leading, commercial-grade embedded RTOS with Silicon Labs' IoT expertise and solutions. Micrium's RTOS and software tools will continue to be available to all silicon partners worldwide, giving customers a wide range of options, even when using non-Silicon Labs hardware. Micrium will continue to fully support existing as well as new customers.
Founded in 1999, Micrium has consistently held a leadership position in embedded software components. The company's flagship ÂµC/OS RTOS family is recognized for reliability, performance, dependability, impeccable source code and extensive documentation.
â€œWith an installed base of millions of devices, Micriumâ€™s RTOS software has established itself as one of the most reliable and trusted platforms over the last 10 years,â€ said Jean-Michel Orsat, Chief Technology Officer, ICT Standards and Connectivity Solutions at Somfy. â€œMicrium has been a rock-solid RTOS solution partner for Somfy, and we look forward to using Micriumâ€™s RTOS software family for years to come, delivering the reliability and performance we need for our IoT applications.â€
Micriumâ€™s widely deployed RTOS software has been ported to more than 50 microcontroller architectures and has a global footprint with more than 250,000 downloads across all embedded vertical markets, with solutions certified to meet safety-critical standards for medical electronics, avionics, communications, consumer electronics and industrial control.
â€œBy combining forces with Silicon Labs, the Micrium team will drive advances in embedded connectivity for the IoT while giving customers a flexible choice of hardware platforms, wireless stacks and development tools based on the industryâ€™s foremost embedded RTOS,â€ said Jean J. Labrosse, Founder, CEO and President of Micrium. â€œWe will continue to provide our customers with an exceptional level of support, which is a Micrium hallmark.â€
The combination of Micriumâ€™s RTOS and Silicon Labsâ€™ multiprotocol SoCs, wireless modules, wireless stacks and Simplicity Studioâ„¢ development tools gives customers a faster, easier on-ramp from connected devices to the cloud with end-to-end solutions for embedded IoT design.
â€œIoT products are increasingly defined by software. Explosive growth of memory/processor capabilities in low-end embedded products is driving a greater need for RTOS software in connected device applications,â€ said Daniel Cooley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Labsâ€™ IoT products. â€œThe acquisition of Micrium means that connected device makers will have easier access to a proven embedded RTOS geared toward multiprotocol silicon, software and solutions from Silicon Labs.â€