Energy Micro

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Energy Micro AS
Type Private
Industry Semiconductors, Electronics
Founded 2007
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Key people Geir Førre, President & CEO [1]
Øyvind Janbu, CTO
Eirik Jørgensen, VP Engineering
Andreas Koller, VP Sales & Marketing
Åslaug Tveiterås, Director Finance & Administration
Zalina Shaher, VP Operations
Øyvind Grotmol, VP Simplicity
Products Microcontrollers, Integrated Circuits
Website www.energymicro.com

Energy Micro AS was a Norwegian fabless semiconductor company specializing in 32-bit RISC ARM chips now owned by Silicon Labs. The company focuses on ultra low energy consumption MCUs, SoC radios and RF Transceiver.[2] Its EFM32 microcontroller families are based on the ARM Cortex-M0[3] or M3[4] processor core with a feature set for low power operation.[5]

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Energy Micro was founded in 2007.[6] The team [1] consists of semiconductor experienced personnel where the President and CEO Geir Førre previously founded Chipcon, now a subsidiary of Texas Instruments. Co-founder and CTO Øyvind Janbu has experience from Chipcon, Texas Instruments, and Tandberg. Co-founder and the VP of Engineering, Eirik Jørgensen, has previously worked for Atmel. Co-founder and VP of Sales Operation, John Fjellheim, previously worked for Chipcon. In addition to the original founders the following individuals are now part of Energy Micro's management team; Andreas Koller joined from Texas Instruments as the VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Zalina Shaher joined as the VP of Operations and she has former experience from Motorola and Silicon Laboratories, while Phi Hong joined as the VP of Finance.

Energy Micro's Board of Directors include Daniel Artusi, Daniel Hoste, both with several key positions in semiconductor companies. The Chairman is Torleif Ahlsand from Northzone Ventures, and Board Member Steinar Fossen from Investinor joined after the two VC companies invested a total of $13 million in Energy Micro's first funding round.[7]

In June 2013, Silicon Labs announced intentions to acquire low-power ARM microcontroller specialist Energy Micro[8][9]

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