Ambiq Powers Over 200 Million IoT Devices, Expands Technology Design Center in Singapore


Singapore-based semiconductor solutions developer Ambiq has achieved a significant milestone by powering over 200 million IoT devices earlier this year. Renowned for its ultra-low-power solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, Ambiq is now set to expand its technology design center in Singapore, which was established in April last year. This expansion aims to meet the growing demands of the industry and further enhance Ambiq’s circuit design capabilities. As part of the expansion, Ambiq is actively seeking regional talents to join its team and support its global expansion endeavors.

The expansion of Ambiq’s center in Singapore will have a significant impact. It will enable the establishment of an integrated circuit (IC) design team for product development, strengthening Ambiq’s capabilities in this crucial area. Additionally, it will facilitate the growth of the current team, which is focused on developing next-generation semiconductor technology built upon Ambiq’s proprietary platform known as SPOT® (Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology).

Ambiq’s Apollo SoC family is widely recognized as a leader in producing reliable and ultra-low-power semiconductors for smart IoT applications. These semiconductors enable wearables and endpoint devices to last for weeks or even months on a single charge. Notably, Ambiq collaborated with the Singapore government, Excelpoint, and iWOW in 2019 to develop TraceTogether devices for contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic. These devices, powered by the Ambiq Apollo3 Blue SoC, utilize Bluetooth signals to trace individuals in proximity and can operate without a recharge for an impressive four to six months.

The impact of Ambiq’s technology extends across various industries, including workplace safety equipment, gaming devices, smart home automation, industrial IoT, and medical and fitness wearables. In a recent collaboration, Ambiq partnered with renowned global technology company Xiaomi to power their new Redmi Watch 3 with Ambiq’s proprietary Apollo4 Plus SoC in April 2023.

Fumihide Esaka, Chairman and CEO of Ambiq, emphasized the crucial role that Ambiq’s Singapore technology design center will play in driving technological innovation in the ASEAN region. The expansion of the center serves as a testament to Ambiq’s commitment and investment in Singapore, enabling the growth of their development teams and furthering their global business diversification.

EDBI, the strategic investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), has played a pivotal role in facilitating Ambiq’s regional expansion since the company’s Series E fundraising in 2018. Paul Ng, CEO of EDBI, highlighted Ambiq’s commitment to developing talent in leading-edge semiconductor technologies in Singapore. He further emphasized that Ambiq’s expansion reaffirms Singapore’s appeal as an attractive innovation hub in the region. EDBI remains dedicated to supporting Ambiq’s ongoing growth in Asia, with Singapore as its launchpad. Congratulations to Ambiq on reaching this significant milestone.

Ambiq is currently actively recruiting for various positions, including Advanced Development, IC Engineering teams, and Sales, in Singapore. Talented individuals who aspire to create a meaningful impact with Ambiq are encouraged to visit EDBI’s Talent Portal for more information.

Ambiq’s mission is to develop the lowest-power semiconductor solutions to enable intelligent devices everywhere. By delivering ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions, Ambiq aims to drive a more energy-efficient, sustainable, and data-driven world. Ambiq’s advanced ultra-low-power system-on-chip (SoC) solutions have enabled leading manufacturers worldwide to develop products that last weeks on a single charge, while maintaining a maximum feature set in compact industrial designs. With over 200 million units shipped as of March 2023, Ambiq continues to revolutionize the industry.

Established in 1991, EDBI is a global investor based in Singapore that focuses on high-growth technology sectors such as Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Emerging Technology (ET), and Healthcare (HC). EDBI supports companies in achieving their ambitious goals by leveraging its network, resources, and expertise. With growth capital, EDBI assists companies seeking to expand in Asia and globally through Singapore.

Richard Wells
Financial Desk

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