Wednesday, May 13, 2009

TI acquires Luminary Micro for Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments (TI) has acquired Luminary Micro, a leading supplier of ARM Cortex-M3-based 32-bit MCUs. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal closed this week.

TI said the addition of Luminary Micro's "Stellaris" family of Cortex-M3 processors will expand its portfolio of MCUs. Stellaris devices will allow TI to address mainstream 32-bit MCU markets, giving customers access to the general-purpose processing power of the industry-standard ARM Cortex-M3 core and the Stellaris family's advanced communication capabilities, including 10/100 Ethernet MAC+PHY, CAN, USB On-The-Go, USB Host/Device, SSI/SPI, UARTs, I2S, and I2C.

The Stellaris family of MCUs is positioned for cost-conscious applications requiring significant control processing and connectivity capabilities, including motion control, remote monitoring, HVAC and building controls, network appliances and switches, factory automation, electronic point-of-sale machines, test and measurement equipment, medical instrumentation, and gaming equipment.

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