20 April 2012 Microchip acquires embedded WiFi specialist Microchip acquires embedded WiFi specialist Microchip has announced the acquisition of Roving Networks, a privately held developer of WiFi certified transceivers and FCC certified WiFi and Bluetooth modules. California based Roving Networks specialises in compact modules, serial adapters and custom products. Its low power modules offer fully embedded stacks that are aimed at simplifying customer designs. Ganesh Moorthy, Microchip's coo, said: "The ubiquity of WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity is fuelling a growing number of embedded applications that take advantage of this rapidly expanding wireless infrastructure." He added: "Roving Networks' easy to use solutions are tailor made for such embedded applications, and broaden the range of wireless connectivity options we offer customers to enable their end product innovation." Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.microchip.com Companies Microchip Technology Inc This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.