Microchip Technology Acquires ZeroG Wireless

Electronics NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2010

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced it has acquired ZeroG Wireless, Inc. an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fii solutions based in Sunnyvale, California. ZeroG is a privately held fabless semiconductor developer of Wi-Fi-certified transceivers and FCC-certified modules, which further strengthen Microchip’s wireless offerings by enabling embedded designers to easily connect to this ubiquitous networking protocol with any 8-, 16- or 32-bit PICi microcontroller. The terms of the deal are confidential.
"There is a growing need for Wi-Fi solutions in embedded applications, and ZeroG’s Wi-Fi solutions are tailor made for the embedded market," said Steve Caldwell, director of Microchip’s RF Products Division. "This acquisition makes it easy for Microchip’s microcontroller customers to purchase certified Wi-Fi modules and proven software, to enable their embedded applications with Wi-Fi capability", added Mr. Caldwell.