Doug Lung / RF Report
06.13.2013 02:16 PM
Silicon Labs Acquires Energy Micro
Combined technologies could lead to more energy-efficient portable devices
This is a significant development, as most tablets are based on ARM architecture, and Energy Micro's experience in low-power devices will make it easier to include chips that offer broadcast signals such as HD Radio, and perhaps at some point in the future, mobile TV, in portable devices without compromising battery life.
The announcement said that the company intended to use “these complementary embedded technology platforms and expertise to enable the industry’s most energy-efficient solutions” in connection with “the proliferation of battery-powered portable electronics devices.”
I'm sure we'll hear more from Silicon Labs. Let's home one of those announcements benefits consumers using broadcast (radio or TV) technology.