Technology giant Microsoft has acquired California-based Express Logic for an undisclosed sum as it plans to speed up their IOT development for a huge number of devices. The company through the acquisition will get access to billions of connected endpoints. "With this acquisition, we will unlock access to billions of new connected endpoints, grow the number of devices that can seamlessly connect to Azure and enable new intelligent capabilities," the firm said in the announcement news.
Express Logic is famous for its ThreadX RTOS for microcontrollers which are now installed in more than 6 billion devices worldwide. Express Logic was founded in 1996. Azure IoT director Sam George through a blog post said, “This widespread popularity is driven by demand for technology to support resource-constrained environments, especially those that require safety and security. Manufacturers building products across a range of categories — from low capacity sensors like light bulbs and temperature gauges to air conditioners, medical devices, and network appliances — leverage the size, safety, and security benefits of Express Logic solutions to achieve faster time to market.”
“I am incredibly excited to share we have acquired Express Logic, a leader in real-time operating systems (RTOS) for IoT and edge devices powered by micro-controller units (MCUs),” George further added.
Microsoft commenting on the deal on how it can benefit from the firm said, “Even highly constrained devices (battery powered and having less than 64KB of flash memory) can use Express Logic solutions. Over 9 billion of these MCU-powered devices are built and deployed globally every year, many of which can benefit from Express Logic solutions."
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