Ambiq, a technology provider specializing in ultra-low power microcontrollers (MCU), System-on-Chips (SoC), and Real-time Clocks (RTC), has been selected as the winner of the IoT Semiconductor Company of the Year by the IoT Breakthrough Awards. The awards program is a market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market.

In 2020, Ambiq reached two milestones: The 100 million chips sold have gone into most of the wearables by the top ten consumer manufacturers. The Apollo4 SoC family was introduced, featuring always-on voice processing capabilities for low and battery-powered, intelligent endpoint IoT devices.

“Ambiq was founded with the mission to put intelligence everywhere while fostering a cleaner, greener and safer environment where mobile and portable devices could either reduce or eliminate their total power consumption from batteries,” said Fumihide Esaka, chairman and CEO at Ambiq. “We are honored to be recognized for this work by receiving the title of IoT Semiconductor Company of the Year by the IoT Breakthrough Awards.”

The IoT Breakthrough Awards is part of the Tech Breakthrough organization. For six years, the organization has provided market intelligence and recognition programs in different categories of technology — specifically artificial intelligence, digital health, cybersecurity, FinTech and IoT.

“Our goal is to deliver the most comprehensive analysis of the IoT industry each year, and with over 3,850 nominations coming in from all over the world, the industry evaluation was broad and extremely competitive for the 2021 program,” said James Johnson, managing director, IoT Breakthrough. “We’re happy to name Ambiq among this year’s winners.”

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