Silicon Labs Acquires Ember

July 10, 2012

The strategic acquisition expands Silicon Labs’ portfolio by adding the technology and software expertise required to enable low-power 2.4 GHz mesh sensor networks.

AUSTIN, TX /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, announced it has completed the acquisition of Ember Corp. This strategic acquisition brings Silicon Labs the technology and software expertise required to enable the low-power mesh sensor networks being deployed today in a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Ember is a pioneer in the market for 802.15.4 ZigBee solutions. The company's products integrate high-performance, low-power 2.4 GHz wireless ICs with reliable and scalable software into a flexible and robust networking platform. The Ember portfolio complements Silicon Labs' products, and the combination brings together microcontroller, power and isolation technology, sensors, and both sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz wireless radios into a comprehensive portfolio of highly integrated solutions for embedded systems.

Ember is expected to contribute approximately $10-$12 million in revenue in the second half of 2012 and to be accretive on a non-GAAP basis in 2013.

About Silicon Laboratories
Silicon Laboratories Inc. is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs. Developed by a world-class engineering team, with unsurpassed expertise in mixed-signal design, Silicon Labs' diverse portfolio of patented semiconductor solutions offers customers significant advantages in performance, size, and power consumption.

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