• Mon. Sep 28th, 2020

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Silicon Labs’ CEO: We’re a One-Stop Shop for Wireless IoT Chips

With the help of new products and a recent acquisition, Silicon Labs  (SLAB) – Get Report is uniquely well-positioned in the fast-growing market for IoT wireless connectivity chips, its CEO argues.

Like rivals such as NXP Semiconductors  (NXPI) – Get Report, Analog Devices  (ADI) – Get Report and Infineon, Silicon Labs has a pretty diverse product line. Along with wireless connectivity chips, the company sells (among other things) radio chips, standalone microcontrollers (MCUs), sensors, power management ICs and signal timing and isolation chips.

But unlike many of its rivals, Silicon Labs doesn’t own chip manufacturing plants. Rather, it relies entirely on foundries such as Taiwan Semiconductor  (TSM) – Get Report to manufacture its chip designs.

Earlier this week, in tandem with the start of a developer conference focused on the company’s IoT/smart home offerings and partnerships, Silicon Labs unveiled the BGM220S, a new Bluetooth offering for IoT devices that’s promised to deliver up to 10 years of battery life from a coin cell battery. The company also refreshed its Simplicity Studio developer tools for creating IoT devices relying on Silicon Labs’ MCUs and wireless SoCs.

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