Silicon Labs helps light up ColdPlay’s Concerts

When your product helps light up the crowd at a Coldplay concert, you know you’re cool. And Silicon Laboratories in Austin has created embedded technology that powers Xylobands LED wristbands that thousands of Coldplay audience members wear to the band’s concerts. The actual Xylobands use wireless ICs and ultra low power microcontrollers from Silicon Labs […]

Silicon Laboratories buys Ember Corp.

Ember acquired by Silicon Laboratories – – Ember: MIT-spun, Polaris-backed, Boston-based leader in ZigBee networking. — Bob Metcalfe (@BobMetcalfe) May 21, 2012 Austin-based Silicon Laboratories has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Boston-based Ember Corp. for $72 million. Ember makes chips, hardware and software used in wireless smart meters for and the home. “This […]