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IoT Chips and Modules

Track down your best IoT SoC or wireless modules options for your next project

This guide will help you:

  • Get a list of current vendors in the IoT SoC and Module space
  • Provide resources on how to make a decision for your IoT project based on current tech, battery life and new connectivity options.


Manufacturers

A list of vendors focused on delivering solutions for the Internet of Things

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs provides mixed-signal and RF CMOS silicon architectures, MCU wireless components, and sensors along with supporting software and cloud...

GainSpan (Acquired by Telit)

GainSpan (Acquired by Telit) provides IoT with wireless connectivity solutions consisting of WiFi modules, WiFi chips, SDKs, development boards, and...

NXP Semiconductors (Acquired by Qualcomm)

NXP Semiconductors (Acquired by Qualcomm) provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog,...

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated designs, manufactures, and sells processors, MCUs, power management circuits, and sensors.

Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress Semiconductor designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells embedded system solutions.

Qualcomm

Qualcomm manufactures digital wireless communications equipment including processors, SoC and development kits.

Intel

Intel is a semi-conductors design and manufacturing company that designs, develops and sells integrated digital technology platform worldwide. Their...

Samsung Artik IoT Modules

Samsung ARTIK is the end-to-end, integrated IoT platform that transforms the process of building, launching, and managing IoT products.

Lantronix

Lantronix is a software and hardware provider for specialized networking and connectivity solutions.

Semtech

Semtech provides analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. They are also the company behind the LoRa protocol.

Marvell Technology Group

Marvell Technology Group designs, develops, and markets analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing and embedded microprocessor integrated...

ARM (Acquired by Softbank)

ARM Limited (Acquired by Softbank) is a semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company that designs and licenses technology to semiconductor and...

Espressif Systems

Espressif Systems produces Wi-Fi and specialty semiconductor communication chipsets. They are most famous for their ESP8266 & ESP32 chip family.

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in low-power wireless communication in the license-free 2.4GHz and sub-1-GHz...

Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor develops mixed signal integrated circuits for mobile, tablet, IoT and solid state lighting applications.

Wireless Modules

ESP8266

Low-power, highly-integrated Wi-Fi solution. A minimal of 7 external components

Additional resources

IoT-Inc Podcast: James Stansberry, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the IoT Products Group at Silicon Labs

Markets and Markets Research Report: IoT Chip Market Global Forecast to 2022 (paid)

Embedded: Don’t choose between Bluetooth and WiFi for IoT and non-IoT applications | Dr. Jerry Krasner | 4/29/2016

Argenox: A Guide to Selecting a Bluetooth Chipset

Software:

Clarinox
"ClarinoxSoftFrame is our software development framework for embedded systems. It provides the necessary infrastructure for the embedded software engineer to develop on desktop and move to a smorgasbord of choice of embedded targets; with minimal knowledge of the real-time operating systems."

IoT Semiconductors Market Leaders and Acquisitions

Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI)
- IoT Offerings
- Aquired Linear Technology (NASDAQ: LLDC) for $14.8B - 7/26/2016 - Article

Microchip (NASDAQ: MCHP)
- IoT Offerings
- Aquired Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) for $3.6B - 1/19/2016 - Article

Avago Technologies -- Now named Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO)
- Acquired Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) for $37B - 5/28/2015 - Article

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI)
- IoT Offerings
- Acquired Freescale (NYSE: FSL) for $11.8B - 3/2/2015 - Article
- Acquired by Qualcomm for $47B - 10/27/2016 - Article

Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ: MRVL)
- IoT Offerings

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY)
- IoT Offerings
- Acquired Broadcom's IoT Offerings for $550M - 6/16/2016 - Article