《电子技术应用》

  Silicon Labs完成对Sigma Designs 公司Z-Wave事业单位的收购   广泛部署的网状网络技术以强化公司在智能家居领域的领先地位

2018/4/21 22:25:35

  德州,奥斯汀和加州,弗里蒙特 - 2018年4月18日 - Silicon Labs公司(亦称“芯科科技”,NASDAQ:SLAB)和Sigma Designs公司(纳斯达克股票代码:SIGM)今日宣布,Silicon Labs以2.4亿美元的现金交易完成对Sigma Designs公司Z-Wave事业单位的收购,包括约100名员工的团队。

  Z-Wave是智能家居在网状网络方面领先的技术。 蓬勃发展的Z-Wave联盟拥有遍布全球的700多家制造商和服务厂商,提供超过2,400种经过认证、可互操作的Z-Wave基础设备。

  结合Z-Wave网状网络技术和可互操作的产品特性,加上Silicon Labs 多协议的专业知识,智能家居研发人员可以取得大型、多样的生态系统网络,以及全方位的端节点(end-node)技术选项,为数百万智能家居的潜在客户提供广大的商机。Silicon Labs此次的收购策略达成了为智能家居市场提供全方位无线硬件和软件产品组合的目标,其中包括Wi-Fi?、Zigbee?、Thread、蓝牙(Bluetooth?)和专有协议。

  Silicon Labs首席执行官Tyson Tuttle表示:“结合Z-Wave、Silicon Labs应用广泛的IoT连接产品组合,让我们能够在智能家居市场上达成无线技术一体化的愿景。安全、可互操作的客户体验是智能家居产品设计、部署和管理的核心。我们的智能家居愿景是多种技术能够安全地共同运作,任何使用我们所有连接选项的设备均可轻松连接家庭网络,并可自动执行安全更新和功能升级。”

  Z-Wave副总裁兼总经理Raoul Wijgergangs表示:“合并后,Silicon Labs和Z-Wave联盟及其生态系统将继续精进Z-Wave的技术蓝图,为数以百万计的智能家居产品用户提供创新的技术。Z-Wave是种经过验证、广泛部署的技术,设备销量已达到1亿数量的市场里程碑。此次收购将推动多元生态系统网络合作伙伴的共同合作,扩大对亚马逊、Alarm.com、ADT、三星SmartThings,Yale,Vivint,Google Home和Comcast等的链接。”

  Sigma Designs代理总裁兼首席执行官,暨首席财务官Elias Nader表示:“我们很高兴Sigma Designs绝大多数股东能批准出售我们的Z-Wave事业单位给Silicon Labs。出售这项资产此一过程是可尽快将资金返还给股东的重要里程碑 。”

  Silicon Labs预计此次收购将增加2018年non-GAAP的收益,并将在2018年4月25日美国中部时间上午7时30分,于2018会计年度第一季损益电话会议上另外提供财务细节和指引。

  关于Z-Wave

  Z-Wave?技术是一个开放、国际公认的ITU标准(G.9959)。它是目前领先市场上的无线智能家居技术之一,在全球拥有超过2400种经过认证的可互操作产品。该标准由Z-Wave联盟代表,并得到全球700多家公司的支持,是居家安全与安防、能源、酒店、办公和轻商业应用等智能生活解决方案的关键推动技术。

  关于Sigma Designs

  Sigma Designs Inc.?(纳斯达克股票代码:SIGM)持续开发用于行动物联网(IoT)市场的技术。有关Sigma Designs的更多信息,请访问www.sigmadesigns.com 。

  关于Silicon Labs

  Silicon Labs(NASDAQ:SLAB)是领先的芯片、软件和解决方案供应商,致力于建立一个更智能、更互联的世界。我们屡获殊荣的技术正在塑造物联网、互联网基础设施、工业自动化、消费电子和汽车市场的未来。我们世界一流的工程团队创造的产品专注于性能、节能、互联和简易化。更多信息请浏览网站:www.silabs.com。

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