15 May 2009 TI buys Luminary Micro Texas Instruments has acquired Luminary Micro, which focuses on ARM 32bit mcus based on the ARM Cortex-M3 core. According to TI, the addition of Luminary's Stellaris family will accelerate its ability to provide a complete mcu portfolio. "Combining Luminary Micro's design experience in Cortex-M3 processors with TI's expertise in ultra low power MSP430 mcus and high performance C2000 real time controllers now gives TI customers one mcu source for almost any application," said Brian Crutcher, vp of TI's Advanced Embedded Control business. Jim Reinhart, formerly Luminary's ceo, will lead TI's Catalog ARM MCU business and roadmap. "Today's announcement is great news for our customers," he said. "Moving forward, our customers [will] enjoy the technology and manufacturing strength of TI, an experienced analogue and embedded processing leader with a global footprint." The Stellaris mcu family of MCUs is aimed at cost conscious applications with significant control processing and connectivity requirements. Luminary recently announced the fourth generation of Stellaris devices, which it claimed broke new ground in general purpose processing performance. Author Graham Pitcher Comment on this article Websites http://www.luminarymicro.comhttp://www.ti.com Companies Luminary MicroTexas Instruments 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.