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Electric Imp Announces Relationship with Murata to Produce Modules for Imp Connectivity Platform

Electric Imp today announced a strategic relationship with Murata to produce and sell its next generation WiFi enabled connectivity module. The collaboration brings together two of the foremost companies in their respective sectors. Electric Imp is an innovative and powerful Internet of Things-based service platform that makes it simple to connect devices to the Internet. Murata is a worldwide electronics leader in research, design, manufacturing and sales of wireless module solutions.

Electric Imp imp003 Murata Internet connectivity module. (Photo: Business Wire)

Electric Imp imp003 Murata Internet connectivity module. (Photo: Business Wire)

Electric Imp’s new Murata-produced WiFi modules serve as the gateway for manufacturers to increase the capability and value of their products by connecting them to the Internet. The secure and scalable Electric Imp platform - a complete end-to-end solution featuring fully integrated hardware, software, OS, APIs, cloud servers - dramatically decreases cost and time to market, empowering manufacturers to create the best and smartest products and services possible.

The next generation imp module (imp003, Murata part number LBWA1ZV1CD) is 1/10th the size of first generation imp modules, and features easy to use power management and very flexible I/O configuration.

“Murata is one of the most respected and successful module manufacturers in the world,” says Hugo Fiennes, CEO and co-founder of Electric Imp. “By teaming with Murata, Electric Imp is able to leverage and realize benefits from Murata’s manufacturing expertise, strong relationships with silicon vendors, and vast sales force to market our imp modules and connectivity solution to current and new customers throughout the world.”

“Electric Imp’s platform delivers a quicker time-to-market solution in a complete package – hardware, software, security and cloud capabilities. In addition, Electric Imp's open API architecture allows seamless integration to third party cloud platforms such as Salesforce 1, Xively and others,” says Mehul Udani, general manager, connectivity solutions, Murata Americas. “As an industry leader, our customers look for us to deliver solutions that meet the needs of the burgeoning IoT market. The relationship with Electric Imp allows us to not just deliver on that, but exceed expectations with class-leading security and scalability.”

Since launching in 2012, the Electric Imp platform has quickly grown to become the market leading Internet connectivity service. Electric Imp has shipped hundreds of thousands of units and its connectivity solution is currently being used by a variety of companies in more than 25 diverse product categories including consumer, home automation, energy and HVAC management, and healthcare. Customers include Quirky + GE, Budweiser, Bonded Energy Solutions, Lockitron, Hiku and Rachio.

A datasheet for the imp003, Murata part number LBWA1ZV1CD, can be found in the Electric Imp Dev Center. For information about pricing and availability, please contact a Murata sales representative at www.murata-ws.com or the Electric Imp sales team at [email protected].

About Electric Imp

Electric Imp offers an innovative and powerful service platform that makes it simple to connect devices to the Internet. Our unique WiFi-enabled solution dramatically decreases cost and time to market and is reliable and secure, empowering manufacturers and developers to manage and quickly scale their connected products and services to millions of users.

Electric Imp, founded in 2011, is headquartered in Los Altos, California and Cambridge, England, and funded by Redpoint Ventures and Lowercase Capital.

About Murata

Murata Americas is the group of Murata companies located in North and South America. The regional HQ of Murata Americas is Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., whose global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan. Established in 1944, Murata Manufacturing is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components, power supply and wireless module solutions. With annual revenues in excess of $7 billion dollars, Murata is committed to the environmentally conscious development and stable supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Products include: monolithic ceramic capacitors, polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors, electrical double-layer capacitor (EDLC), noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters, inductors, resistor products, resonators, filters, RF components, communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, DC-DC converters, AC-DC power supplies, sound components, piezo actuators, micromechatronics products, ceramic applied products, and RFID solutions. Murata’s products are found in a wide range of applications including consumer, mobile communications, computers and networking equipment, automotive electronics, advanced metering equipment, digital home electronics, lighting and illumination, and healthcare devices. Murata has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

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