Global IoT solution leader Silicon Labs has completed the Z-Wave business unit acquisition from Sigma Designs at the end of April. Following the upcoming Z-Wave announcement this summer, Silicon Labs is expecting further and comprehensive integration of the Z-wave compatibility into its original components and solutions, providing global clients more options in powerful wireless connectivity and simultaneously generating more partnerships in wireless industry.
With the well-developed Zigbee mesh, Bluetooth mesh, the new low-power Wi-Fi transceiver and module, as well as the new Z-Wave product line, Silicon Labs believes that the comprehensive developer support and broad choice of protocols is the great advantage behind their various solutions.
“Silicon Labs provides stable protocol stacks, easy-to-use developer tools and debugging ability to all our solutions. The high compatibility for integration while consuming low power is greatly strengthening the system costs for IoT device manufacturers, reducing new products’ time-to-market,” explained Luke Pao, Country Manager of Silicon Labs Taiwan.
As global IoT and smart home market growing constantly, Pao is expecting the fastest growth and device implementation in the next five to ten years. He considers service or system providers a critical role in the smart home market in Asia, which is still having lower adaption of smart home technologies.
According to Pao’s idea, the first step to expand Asian smart home deployment is the establishment of complete smart home ecosystems, which covers interoperability, cloud platform building, customized systems, and control interface, offering better user experience with the new technology. “Pioneers in US market like Comcast and Amazon also led leading implementation by building up thorough ecosystems. Asian service providers like Chunghua Telecom, Taiwan SECOM, or China Mobile can be the key role in this potential market,” commented Pao.
The next step of Silicon Labs will hold the major focus on wireless solutions, further widening IoT solutions into more industries like smart security, connected healthcare, IoT automotive and more unlimited occasions.