Microsoft has announced that it will acquire Express Logic. Express Logic is a San Diego-based company that has developed a real-time operating system (RTOS) aimed at managing the growing number of IoT devices in the world. The amount of money involved in the acquisition is unknown.
Express Logic has been around for 23 years, writes TechCrunch. At that time, the company developed “industrial-quality RTOS and middleware software solutions” for “embedded and IoT developers”. The company claims to run some 6.2 billion devices on its systems.
“This wide popularity is driven by the demand for technology to support low resource environments, especially those that require safety and security,” said Sam George, director of Azure IoT at Microsoft. What’s more, it’s interesting that the Express Logic solution can work in environments with little energy and little resources. It also offers a proven solution for a range of products.
“Manufacturers who build products in a range of categories – from low-power sensors like lamps, to air conditioners and medical devices – use the size, safety and security benefits of Express Logic solutions to get to market faster,” says George.
With the acquisition, Microsoft acquires an established company with a product that can help it scale its Azure IOT business. The acquisition is part of a $5 billion investment in IoT, which the company announced in April last year. That amount is intended for Microsoft’s technology platform and supporting programs.
This investment exists alongside Microsoft’s current IoT offering. The company currently provides other organizations with operating systems, cloud services, analytics platforms and business applications. The Azure IoT Suite and Windows 10 IoT are two solutions that focus on technology.
Microsoft expects IoT to play an increasingly important role. A productivity increase of 1.9 trillion dollars is expected to be achieved in 2020. In addition, the cost savings amount to 177 billion dollars.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.