Targeting the expansion of their IoT connectivity portfolio, Silicon Labs has announced its acquisition of Zentri.

"This acquisition builds upon our strategy to deliver comprehensive, multiprotocol silicon and software solutions to securely connect IoT products to the cloud, said Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs. “Zentri's Wi-Fi expertise, software and tools will extend our multiprotocol connectivity portfolio to a wider range of power-sensitive IoT end node applications."

Zentri SPECTRE module (cr) Figure 1: Zentri’s Spectre Wi-Fi module.  

By integration of modules, embedded and cloud software, APIs and tools, Zentri claims that it enables rapid development of secure IoT end node products in weeks. By eliminating the need for wireless design and providing a library of cloud-connected applications, it also allows IoT device makers to focus on differentiating their products and speeding time to market.