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Energy Micro

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Energy Micro AS
IndustrySemiconductors, Electronics
FounderGeir Førre (CEO, co-founder)[1]
Defunct2013, June
ProductsIntegrated Circuits, Microcontrollers
ParentSilicon Labs
WebsiteNo longer exists

Energy Micro AS, acquired by Silicon Labs in 2013, was a Norwegian fabless semiconductor company specializing in 32-bit RISC ARM chips. The company focused on ultra low energy consumption MCUs, SoC radios and RF Transceiver.[2] Its EFM32 microcontroller families are based on the ARM Cortex-M0[3] or M3[4] processor core with a feature set for low power operation.[5]


Energy Micro was founded in 2007.[6] The team[1] consists of semiconductor experienced personnel where the President and CEO Geir Førre previously founded Chipcon, now a subsidiary of Texas Instruments. Co-founder and CTO Øyvind Janbu has experience from Chipcon, Texas Instruments, and Tandberg. Co-founder and the VP of Engineering, Eirik Jørgensen, has previously worked for Atmel. Co-founder and VP of Sales Operation, John Fjellheim, previously worked for Chipcon. In addition to the original founders the following individuals are now part of Energy Micro's management team; Andreas Koller joined from Texas Instruments as the VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Zalina Shaher joined as the VP of Operations and she has former experience from Motorola and Silicon Laboratories, while Phi Hong joined as the VP of Finance.

Energy Micro's Board of Directors include Daniel Artusi, Daniel Hoste, both with several key positions in semiconductor companies. The Chairman is Torleif Ahlsand from Northzone Ventures, and Board Member Steinar Fossen from Investinor joined after the two VC companies invested a total of US$13 million in Energy Micro's first funding round.[7]

On June 7, 2013, Energy Micro was acquired by Silicon Labs.[8]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Energy Micro Management". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  2. ^ Reuters; April 13, 2008; Energy Micro Licenses ARM Cortex-M3 Processor
  3. ^ "EFM32 ARM Cortex-M0". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  4. ^ "EFM32 ARM Cortex-M3". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  5. ^ "EFM32 Low Energy Technology". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  6. ^ EETimes: Norwegian startup targets energy friendly micros
  7. ^ "Energy Micro secures $13 million funding". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  8. ^ Silicon Labs to Acquire Energy Micro- A leader in low power ARM Corex-based microcontrollers and radios
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