Silicon Labs

The Very First Z-Wave 700 Series Home-Automation Product

By Julie Jacobson · January 9, 2019 • At CES 2019, Sensative shows flat “Strips” sensor with new 700 Series chipset, boasting 10-year battery life; Silicon Labs shows Z-Wave on Wireless Gecko.

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018 • 2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Next-Generation Z-Wave 700 Launches on the Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko Platform

By Press Release · December 12, 2018 • New Smart Home Platform Drives the Battery-Powered IoT Device Trend (PR)

Z-Wave ‘Hack’ is Old News; ‘Vulnerability’ is Deliberate

By Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018 • Z-Wave Alliance says home-automation “hack” reported last week is rehash of 2013 “threat,” and less of a flaw than a “conscious decision.”

Sigma Acquisition Collapses, but Silicon Labs Could Buy Z-Wave Assets for Cheap

By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2018 • Z-Wave developer Sigma Designs (SIGM) fails to meet terms of acquisition, but IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) could buy Z-Wave assets on the cheap, or the whole thing could be a big mess.