Austin’s Silicon Labs said on Monday it had acquired Micrium, a leading supplier of “real-time operating system” software for Internet of Things devices.
This is the fifth Internet of Things-related acquisition Silicon Labs has made since mid-2012.
Purchasing Micrium will help the company “simplify IoT design for all developers,” Silicon Labs said in statement. Micrium’s software has been ported to more than 50 microcontroller architectures and had more than 250,000 downloads, the company said.
The Internet of Things has become an increasingly part of Silicon Labs' chip design business. In the second quarter the company reported revenue of $76.7 million from its Internet of Things unit, which makes up 45 percent of the company's revenue.
By the end of 2016, Silicon Labs said it expects its Internet of Things revenue to grow by nearly 20 percent.
The Internet of Things is a chip industry term to describe non-computing devices connected to the Internet, such as a Nest thermostat.
The purchase price was not disclosed. Micrium was founded in 1999 and is based in Weston, Fla.
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