Silicon Labs has won an Innovation Award from Somfy, a developer of motorized window coverings for smart homes and buildings. Somfy recognized Silicon Labs for outstanding performance in delivering EFR32 Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) devices, software stacks, development tools and applications support. Somfy, which hosts its supplier recognition event every five years, announced the award on May 4 in Krakow, Poland, at a gala honoring its top global suppliers.
Somfy uses Silicon Labs' Wireless Gecko SoCs and software in a wide range of motorized interior and exterior window covering products. Wireless Gecko enables flexible control of window coverings through multiple connectivity options popular in home and building automation, including ZigBee and Thread for mesh networks as well as proprietary stacks such as io-homecontrol.