ARM has acquired Sensinode, a provider of software technology for the Internet of things (IoT).
The company did not disclose financial details.
The privately-held company has contributed to the IETF, ZigBee IP, ETSI and OMA standardization efforts. Sensinode was also involved in the creation of 6LoWPAN and CoAP standards for low cost low power devices, ARM said on Tuesday.
ARM will continue the commercial offering of Sensinode’s NanoStack and NanoService products to existing and new customers.
According to IMS Research, there will be 30 billion connected devices by 2020.
The ARM Cortex processors and collaborative mbed project, together with Sensinode’s NanoStack and NanoService offering, provide foundation for new applications including wireless sensors, smart connected appliances, home health applications, and wearable electronics.
ARM says the technology is also applicable to M2M applications using cellular connections and the new OMA Lightweight M2M standard for device management.
“ARM is dedicated to enabling a standards-based Internet of Things where billions of devices of all types and capabilities are connected through interoperable Internet Protocols and Web Services,” said John Cornish, executive vice president and general manager, System Design Division, ARM.