Telit, a provider of IoT modules and connectivity services, is expanding its presence in India with a new R&D center in Bangalore. The new center will continue working on Wi-Fi technologies for battery-powered devices along with related intellectual property (IP) in embedded software, including network stacks and application reference designs.
The company explains that Wi-Fi is a desirable technology for IoT applications and the arrival of ultra-low-power options opens the door to a vast market of battery-powered application areas that have been protracted to date. With the new Bangalore R&D center, Telit is bolstering its foothold in India and augmenting talent and capabilities critical to maintaining its innovation leadership edge.
“With the new Bangalore R&D center, we look forward to working closely with our solution partners to help our customers leverage the power of an IoT solutions portfolio that now addresses the full gamut of technologies for the growing market of battery-powered devices, including Wi-Fi, BLE and other low-power technologies,” said Ashish Gulati, Country Head, Telit India.
The strategic move will enable Telit customers to benefit from an extensive end-to-end IoT solutions portfolio, now addressing the growing market of battery-powered devices that rely on Wi-Fi and other low-power technologies.
With the recent acquisition of Silicon Valley-based GainSpan Corporation, a wireless connectivity solution provider specializing in design and development of ultra-low power Wi-Fi technology, Telit gained about 60 software development, application and support engineers in one of India’s top high-tech regions.
“Access to the existing GainSpan talent at the Bangalore facility brings Telit into a leadership position in technology development capabilities. The resulting combined R&D strength helps us to deliver even more comprehensive solutions to our target segments and customers,” Gulati added.
The company explains that integration of the low-power Wi-Fi technology from GainSpan, with low standby current and fast wake-up time into the Telit portfolio would enable customers to extend the battery life of their devices for years. Additionally, customer devices can be designed with a simple and inexpensive MCU or without one at all, enabling increased sales to existing customers and the capture of customers in new segments.