5 November 2020
Qorvo acquires UWB software provider 7Hugs Labs
Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has acquired Paris-based 7Hugs Labs S.A.S., a software provider for ultra-wideband (UWB) applications. The acquisition helps to strengthen Qorvo’s UWB product offering for smartphones and other devices that increase the accuracy of a host of new location and communication services.
“The 7Hugs Labs team is a great addition to our Mobile Products business, providing the software talent and expertise to leverage the unique precision location capabilities of UWB,” comments Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo’s Mobile Products group. “7Hugs Labs’ proven software and software stack complement our UWB chipset offering and will help enable a host of new ultra-wideband applications in mobile, IoT and automotive markets,” he adds.
“Our team is excited to take this next important step in software development as we build on our commercial success in the UWB market,” says 7Hugs Labs’ CEO & co-founder Simon Tchedikian. “Now, as part of Qorvo, we look forward to playing a larger role in helping the industry grow, expediting the integration of UWB in ways that will truly transform our daily interactions with technologies.”
7Hugs Labs was founded in 2014 and has been a trusted software partner for Decawave, which is now the UWB business unit (UWBU) within Qorvo’s Mobile Product business. As part of Qorvo, the 35-member 7Hugs Labs team will help create complete UWB solutions – including chips, firmware and software – for a broad ecosystem that is expected to reach billions of devices in the coming years.