Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Celeno Communications, the leading provider of smart, innovative Wi-Fi solutions, under which Renesas will acquire Celeno in an all cash transaction valuing Celeno at approximately US$315 million (approximately 35.9 billion yen at an exchange rate of 114 yen to the dollar), assuming the payment of certain milestone payments as set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close by the end of calendar year 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. The acquisition significantly enhances Renesas’ connectivity portfolio with the addition of Celeno’s industry leading Wi-Fi technologies and software expertise.
Infineon and Picovoice collaborate to bring AI to next generation IoT devices for smart home and wearable applications
Infineon Technologies has announced the company has collaborated with Picovoice to jointly develop an end-to-end voice platform that brings voice AI to edge devices. This collaboration enables smart voice solutions in ultra-low power IoT devices using Infineon’s PSoC™ 6 microcontrollers (MCUs). This gives designers an alternative approach to evaluating and deploying wake-phase and intent recognition on the company’s PSoC 6 products. The joint effort opens up new possibilities with on-device AI-enabled voice technology for the smart home and wearable applications using energy efficient PSoC 6 MCUs with comprehensive IoT connectivity support.
Digi-Key Electronics Launches Power Focus Campaign with Power Integrations
As part of its Power Focus campaign, Digi-Key Electronics is collaborating with Power Integrations, a leading innovator in semiconductor technologies for high-voltage power conversion, to offer Power Integrations’ InnoSwitch™3 IC family with PowiGaN™ technology.
STMicroelectronics and Blues Wireless cooperate to accelerate adoption of cellular technology in embedded applications
STMicroelectronics and Blues Wireless, have disclosed the use of a quintet of ST products in Blues Wireless’ Notecard, a system-on-module (SOM) solution that accelerates development of cellular IoT solutions for connected assets at very low cost.
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