Imagination has announced the sale of its unique Ensigma Wi-Fi development operations and Wi-Fi IP tech assets to Nordic Semiconductor.
This move will enable cross-innovation for both companies, permitting Imagination to exclusively focus on AI and VR technology expansion along with Nordic to advance IoT Solutions for customers.
Besides this sales move, Imagination additionally announced the transition of Imagination employees operating across the globe to join Nordic Semiconductor as a world-class wireless team. The majority of these employees will be from the Ensigma Wireless and IP branches in the U.K., Sweden, India, and Taiwan, accelerating Nordic Semiconductor as a wireless technology leader to boost innovative steps toward greater Wi-Fi functionality and customer value.
‘It is a perfect match’
Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO, Imagination
The Ensigma Wi-Fi operations has long transformed as a market leader, enhancing end-to-end IP Solutions that incorporate all parts of the wireless system across over 30 supported wireless standards.
Nordic’s adoption of Ensigma technology will thrive in an environment that is driven toward absolute connectivity for customer products in the industrial and private space.
Svein-Egil Nielsen, CTO at Nordic Semiconductor underlines the turning point this sale will make for the transformative company:
“This is a dream come true for Nordic Semiconductor and its customers, particularly in the smart home market… We feel extremely fortunate to have found the perfect Wi-Fi team with decades of state-of-the-art design experience and expertise. We believe in owning every link in our product chain, and with the Imagination Wi-Fi team on-board we will now be able to deliver to our customers Wi-Fi hardware and software that Nordic has developed from the ground up, as we do with all our other wireless product ranges.”
With wireless at the heart of Nordic’s revolution, this move will see truly transformative case studies toward customer IoT Solution flexibility, development, and deployment in the steps toward an increasingly accessible, connected and Smart world.
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