MegaChips Joins Imec and Holst Centre's R&D program on Ultra-low Power Radio

Nanoelectronics research center imec/Holst Centre and MegaChips, a fabless company focusing on the development of system LSIs and products that incorporate original algorithms and architecture, announced today that they have signed a strategic partnership for joint R&D on ultra-low power (ULP) short radio technology for smart homes and buildings.

Following the growth of mobile devices the rapidly upcoming Internet-of-Things (IoT), the market for connected devices will know an impressive growth in the coming years, with small, battery-operated sensors devices integrated everywhere--from homes and automobiles to human bodies--ultimately yielding up to hundreds of sensors per person, supporting, and even augmenting daily lives.