Laird acquires Boundary Devices to boost SoM portfolio

Laird acquires Boundary Devices to boost SoM portfolio

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Laird Connectivity has acquired California-based Boundary Devices, a leader in designing and manufacturing System-on-Modules (SOM) and Single Board Computers (SBC).

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Boundary Devices is a pioneer and leader in providing innovative SOM and SBC products that serve a diverse and global customer base across high-growth end markets, including IoT, commercial equipment, laboratory instruments, and industrial automation. Boundary Devices provides a one-stop-shop destination offering hardware design for NXP® Semiconductors i.MX applications processors, software development, U.S. based manufacturing, and integration, all backed by best-in-class engineering and customer support.

The acquisition significantly enhances the growing Laird Connectivity SOM portfolio by providing a full complement of SOM and SBC products for a wide range of customer applications. This builds on a strategy to simplify wireless connectivity for customers by combining the value-added products of Boundary Devices with the best-in-class wireless connectivity portfolio of Laird Connectivity.

“Through combining our wireless portfolio with the advanced embedded computing from Boundary Devices, we can significantly enhance the value we bring to our customers,” said Bill Steinike, CEO of Laird Connectivity. This acquisition, with the expansion of our product families and added resources across our advanced engineering teams, is a critical milestone in our strategic vision to help our customers accelerate and enable innovative wireless solutions.”

Robert Thompson, Director for Edge Processing Ecosystems, NXP Semiconductors added, “Laird Connectivity and Boundary Devices are both NXP Gold partners, and their combination will lead to greater integration of NXP processers and radios.”

“As an industry leader and innovator in wireless modules and IoT solutions, Laird Connectivity provides the resources, capabilities, and strategic fit to continue to enhance and expand our product portfolio globally,” said Pejman Kalkhoran, CEO of Boundary Devices.


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