Today, we’ve announced the acquisition of Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave business. Adding Z-Wave to our wireless portfolio gives ecosystem providers and developers of smart home solutions access to the broadest range of wireless connectivity options available today.
Together, we’ll open the door to millions of potential users of smart home technologies by expanding access to a large and varied network of ecosystems and partners. Z-Wave’s reputation as a leading mesh networking technology for the smart home with traction in more than 2,400 certified interoperable Z-Wave devices from more than 700 manufacturers and service providers worldwide, coupled with Silicon Labs’ position as the leader in silicon, software, and solutions for the IoT, make this a great match.
Silicon Labs has been actively driving the IoT for years, and we recognize the large following Z-Wave has among developers and end customers in the smart home. With our experience in mesh technologies, we are uniquely positioned to advance the standard and grow adoption with input from the Z-Wave Alliance and partners.
Adding Z-Wave to Silicon Labs’ extensive portfolio of connectivity options allows us to create a unified vision for the technologies underpinning the smart home market: a secure, interoperable customer experience is at the heart of how smart home products are designed, deployed and managed. Our vision for the smart home is one where various technologies work securely together, where any device using any of our connectivity technologies easily joins the home network, and where security updates or feature upgrades occur automatically or on a pre-determined schedule.