Partnership provides IoT sector access to SoC solutions

13th April 2018
Lanna Cooper


IoT solutions subsidiary of global technology company MediaTek, Airoha Technology has selected Acal BFi as the first regional technical partner to bring its Systems-on-Chip (SoC) solutions to the IoT sector.

The new agreement provides customers in Europe with access to Airoha’s tightly integrated, power-efficient SoC solutions - including Bluetooth low energy, WiFi and location (GNSS) - with integration support from Acal BFi’s Airoha-trained Field Application Engineers.

Acal BFi’s technical engineers provide customers with on-site design and integration support
Experienced development teams are essential to the integration of chip-level solutions into high volume products. Prior to the announcement, Airoha developers provided Acal BFi’s Field Application Engineers with training for its entire portfolio.

As Airoha specialists, Acal BFi’s engineers have the in-depth knowledge to work with customers across Europe as an extension to customer’s in-house teams.

Connectivity from Airoha
Some of the biggest product manufacturers and OEMs in the world use Airoha’s technology to bring hundreds of millions of wireless-enabled products to the market every year. Its volume-cost effective compact solutions are behind an entirely new generation of devices, including wearable and fitness accessories, home automation, connected appliances and asset tracking.

Part of the MediaTek group of companies, Airoha continuously innovates its SoC solutions to deliver greater processing power and increased efficiency in ever more compact sizes at the cost points required for mass-market production.

'Driving an explosion of connected products; the IoT sector can now also benefit from Airoha’s technology'
Diego Sala, Business Development Director, Acal BFi, commented: “We are delighted to bring this level of technology to the IoT market. Airoha’s world-class technology is driving an explosion of connected products, and now the IoT sector can also benefit from the competitive advantage SoC solutions provide. We look forward to helping our customers create ground-breaking IoT solutions with best-in-class performance.”

Yuchuan Yang, Senior VP, Airoha, added: “Today, European operations have been strengthened considerably with our new, deeper engagement with Acal BFi. It is our major design partner in Europe, providing customers with complete, one-to-one support across its entire technology portfolio. This expertise and collaborative approach were key factors in our decision to partner with Acal BFi, and which are essential for the IoT sector to benefit from our SoC technology.”

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