Cypress expands IoT solutions with Wi-Fi connectivity services offering

Cypress expands IoT solutions with Wi-Fi connectivity services offering

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By Rich Pell

Cypress acquired the smart product connectivity startup in August, it was disclosed. Cirrent’s software and cloud services, says Cypress, is used by IoT companies to make their products easier to use, more reliable, and more secure.

“Cirrent helps users bring their IoT products online quickly and keep them connected, solving two of the biggest barriers to the broader proliferation of IoT products,” says Hassane El-Khoury, Cypress’ president and CEO. “The addition of Cirrent strengthens our position to expand our software services revenue by bringing on their talented team of engineers, building on their scalable cloud platform, and embracing their relationships with the large internet-service providers and leading IoT product companies.”

Cirrent’s software allows IoT products to easily connect to a customer’s home network and stay connected, says the company. The software lets users set up products without typing in passwords and ensures products stay connected even when network names and passwords are changed.

Cirrent currently offers its ZipKey Wi-Fi Onboarding and IoT Network Intelligence solutions for companies making connected products with a wide variety of Wi-Fi chips and operating systems.

Rob Conant, founder of Cirrent and its general manager, adds, “We started Cirrent to improve the Wi-Fi experience for connected products, and with partners like Comcast and Electrolux, we’ve built momentum towards achieving this vision. Cypress shares our desire to continually improve the end-user experience and has decades of experience making technology simple and mainstream.”

Cirrent will remain a separate business from Cypress, according to reports.

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