MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ioBridge, Inc. (www.iobridge.com) announced today that Microchip Technology Inc. (www.microchip.com) selected ioBridge to be its first "Embedded Cloud" design partner. Embedded cloud technology allows products based on Microchip's embedded control solutions to be Internet-connected via ioBridge firmware and protocols, to leverage ioBridge Internet services such as remote firmware upgrades, alerting, remote monitoring, and remote control via mobile apps.
"This design partnership with Microchip brings Internet of Things solutions to low-powered processors and embedded systems at a low-cost," said Dr. Robert Mawrey, CEO of ioBridge. "Customers and developers looking to get to market quickly will benefit from having a seamless integration between embedded technology and cloud services."
Since 2008, ioBridge has been selling patented Web gateways that incorporate Microchip's devices and are used by thousands of customers to connect almost anything to the Internet. Applications are diverse, ranging from smart energy management to agricultural automation and monitoring. In recent years, ioBridge has successfully Internet enabled consumer products using Microchip's embedded Wi-Fi® technology.
"We are thrilled to name ioBridge as Microchip's very first Embedded Cloud Design Partner Specialist," said Cheri Keller, senior manager of Microchip's Design Partner Program. "The biggest challenge our clients face in cloud-enabling their products is bridging the gap between embedded design and IT professionals. ioBridge's expertise in building Microchip-based Web gateways enables our clients to eliminate this hurdle and speed their time to market."
About ioBridge, Inc.
ioBridge, Inc. (www.iobridge.com) offers technology and services that allows almost anything to be Web-enabled and monitored and controlled over the Internet. ioBridge's technology includes embedded hardware and software and highly scalable and secure cloud server software with applications and interfaces that customers use to web enable products. ioBridge provides professional services and licensing of core, patented embedded and cloud technologies.
About Microchip Technology Inc.
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.
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