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Eugene Won
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VDC Research Selects Silicon Labs as Winner of Embeddy Award for Hardware
Hardware Company Awarded with Best of Show at Embedded World 2018

NATICK, MA | March 14, 2018 - VDC Research, the leading market intelligence and advisory firm for the connected world, announces that Silicon Labs was selected as the winner of the annual Embeddy Award for Hardware at Embedded World 2018 for their new low-power Wi-Fi portfolio including the WF200 transceivers and WFM200 modules supporting 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n for IoT applications.


This year marked Embedded World’s 16th annual conference and it continues to grow as the leading exhibition for global IoT and embedded technology providers. The Embeddy award winner was carefully chosen from all the hardware innovations exhibited during the event. Award nominees were evaluated on specific criteria: corporate, technological and industry significance, with the selection of an overall “Best-of-Show” winner for the most cutting-edge hardware and software products or services.

“Engineering teams can take advantage of the WFM200 which features a compact system-in-package module (6.5 mm x 6.5 mm LGA52) with an integrated antenna to quickly develop battery-operated Wi-Fi products,” said Dan Mandell, Senior Analyst of IoT & Embedded Technology at VDC Research. “Enabling the development of low-power Wi-Fi products continues to be a major challenge for the IoT community. The WF200 and WFM200 offerings are important additions to the Silicon Labs IoT Connectivity Portfolio, which already includes solutions supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth Mesh, Zigbee, Thread, and proprietary protocols.”

“We are honored to receive VDC’s Embeddy Award for best of show in the hardware category at Embedded World, the leading international trade fare for embedded systems,” said Riku Mettälä, Vice President of IoT Cloud and Mobile, Silicon Labs. “This prestigious award underscores the value we bring to developers by delivering low-power Wi-Fi transceivers and modules specifically designed for the IoT. Silicon Labs’ new Wi-Fi products are helping developers speed time to market and miniaturize their designs while cutting power consumption for battery-operated Wi-Fi devices.”

VDC created and named the Embeddy Awards to highlight companies announcing important advances in the embedded software and hardware industries. The Embeddy is awarded for the most cutting-edge product or service for embedded software developers and system engineers.

About Silcon Labs
Silicon Labs is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Their award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Silcon Labs’ world-class engineering team creates products focused on performance, energy savings, connectivity and simplicity. For more information, visit

About VDC Research
VDC Research provides in-depth insights to technology vendors, end users, and investors across the globe. Offering syndicated reports and custom consultations, VDC’s market research coverage of AutoID & Data Capture, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices, Industrial Automation & Sensors, and IoT & Embedded Technologies is among the most advanced in the industry, helping clients make critical decisions with confidence. VDC’s methodologies consistently provide accurate forecasts and unmatched thought leadership for deeply technical markets. For more information, visit



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