IoT Chips and Modules

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

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June 20, 2018

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.



Our featured SoC for IoT

Marvell 88W8977

Marvell 88W8977


  • WLAN (2.4/5 GHz) and Bluetooth single-chip solution,
  • Indoor location and navigation (802.11 mc and BLE Angles)
  • Data rates up to MCS 7 (150 Mbps)
  • Industry's lowest power 28nm connectivity solution




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

Silicon Labs Screenshot

Silicon Labs

Austin United States `
GainSpan (Acquired by Telit) Screenshot

GainSpan (Acquired by Telit)

San Jose United States `
GainSpan (Acquired by Telit) provides IoT with wireless connectivity solutions consisting of WiFi modules, WiFi chips, SDKs, development boards, and app development kits.
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Texas Instruments

Dallas United States `
Cypress Semiconductor Screenshot

Cypress Semiconductor

San Jose United States `
Qualcomm Screenshot


San Diego United States `
Intel Screenshot


Santa Clara United States `
Redpine Signals Screenshot

Redpine Signals

San Jose United States `
Lantronix Screenshot


Irvine United States `
Semtech Screenshot


Camarillo United States `
Marvell Technology Group Screenshot

Marvell Technology Group

Santa Clara United States `
ARM (Acquired by Softbank) Screenshot

ARM (Acquired by Softbank)

Cambridge United Kingdom `
ARM Limited (Acquired by Softbank) is a semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company that designs and licenses technology to semiconductor and systems companies.
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Espressif Systems

Pudong China `
Espressif Systems produces Wi-Fi and specialty semiconductor communication chipsets. They are most famous for their ESP8266 & ESP32 chip family.
Nordic Semiconductor ASA Screenshot

Nordic Semiconductor ASA

Sunnyvale United States `
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Dialog Semiconductor

London United Kingdom `

Wireless Modules



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


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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