Smart Chips for the IoT
Adesto Technologies is a leading provider of innovative application-specific semiconductors for the IoT era. The company’s products are used by more than 2,000 customers worldwide who are creating innovative IoT products across industrial, consumer, medical and communications markets.
In 2006, the founders of Adesto Technologies set out to build a new company focused on developing innovative, low-power memory devices using CBRAM technology, a proprietary and promising type of Resistive RAM technology. Memory products built using the CBRAM/RRAM process technology offer a wide range of advantages compared to other emerging memories. As a standalone memory, commercial products based on CBRAM technology have inherent advantages over competitive products which include ultra-low energy consumption and ultra-fast write capabilities. These advantages are a natural fit for Internet of Things, Wearables, and other energy-conscious applications. Additionally, CBRAM/RRAM technology offers significant advantages as an embedded non-volatile memory solution in small geometry fabrication processes. Adesto technologies was one of the first companies to successfully mass produce CBRAM/RRAM based non-volatile memories.
"Adesto's ultra-low power, 'smart' solutions have inherent advantages over competitive non-volatile memories. These application-specific memories are enabling a new class of connected applications."
In September 2012, Adesto expanded the company’s value-added memory business by acquiring Atmel’s DataFlash and Serial NOR Flash product lines. Since this acquisition, Adesto has evolved its Serial Flash product lines by several generations, bringing to market new, low-voltage, feature-rich products targeted for specific end-systems. These products extend battery life, reduce system power, accelerate processor performance and reduce overall system costs.
Adesto’s portfolio of innovative memories includes DataFlash® for data-logging applications, Fusion Serial Flash for battery operated devices, the EcoXiP™ family which enhances system performance in execute-in-place applications while consuming the lowest power in the industry and the Moneta™ family for energy harvesting and extreme low power systems.
Together, Adesto’s complementary memory technologies offer designers a wide variety of solutions for low-energy storage. With these features, Adesto memories are ideal for industrial and consumer IoT, communications and medical applications including smart meters, wearables, home automation, RF remote controls and similar products.
Since 2007, Adesto Technologies has led the way in developing resistive memory technology and is recognized in the industry for its strong patent portfolio. Adesto has focused on taking its resistive memory technology from lab to fab to market. Adesto’s know-how includes a fundamental understanding of the physics, materials and designs required to productize resistive memory, and extensive experience with the ecosystem—from raw materials to finished device manufacturing.
In May 2018, Adesto announced its acquisition of S3 Semiconductors, a global supplier of ASICs to leading OEMs in the industrial IoT and communications markets. The acquisition expands Adesto’s portfolio of application-specific memory products and technologies with the addition of analog, mixed-signal, and RF solutions. With the addition of new technologies and expertise, Adesto can better serve our customers by offering a broader range of innovative semiconductor products.
Adesto is focused on delivering differentiated products and helping our customers usher in the era of the Internet of Things.