LONDON Microcontroller vendor Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) has acquired embedded Wi-Fi fabless chip company ZeroG Wireless Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) for an undisclosed sum of money.
The move will help Microchip add wireless communications to its microcontrollers, Microchip said in a statement. ZeroG Wireless was founded in 2006.
"There is a growing need for Wi-Fi solutions in embedded applications, and ZeroG's Wi-Fi solutions are tailor-made for the embedded market," said Steve Caldwell, director of Microchip's RF Products Division, in a statement. "This acquisition makes it easy for Microchip's microcontroller customers to purchase certified Wi-Fi modules and proven software, to enable their embedded applications with Wi-Fi capability."