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Atmel to buy ultra-low power Wi-Fi sol'ns firm

21 Dec 2012

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Atmel Corp. has revealed a definitive agreement to acquire Ozmo Inc., a provider of ultra-low power Wi-Fi solutions. The acquisition will expand Atmel's wireless offerings and further enhance developer's ability to design smart, connected devices, including devices targeted to "The Internet of Things."

Ozmo claims to bring innovative "Wi-Fi Direct" certified technologies that will accelerate seamless communication and connectivity across wireless personal area networks (WPANs). Geared for consumer electronics products requiring smaller form factors and longer battery life, including gaming peripherals, HD audio speakers, portable audio headsets, digital thermostats, appliances and CE remotes, Ozmo's Wi-Fi products and technology offer developers ultra-low power, cost-effective solutions for connecting fixed and portable peripheral devices with Wi-Fi platforms, noted the firm.

"This acquisition accelerates Atmel's strategy to provide complete solutions for products that will make possible The Internet of Things," said Steve Laub, Atmel's president and CEO. "As a leader in the Wi-Fi Direct segment, Ozmo's solutions are well positioned in this rapidly growing market. We look forward to supporting Ozmo's existing customers, expanding sales of their Wi-Fi Direct products through Atmel's global sales channel and marketing network, and integrating their IP with existing Atmel MCUs to introduce even more compelling products."

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