Microsoft announced that it has acquired Express Logic, a leader in real time operating systems (RTOS) for IoT and edge devices powered by microcontroller units (MCUs).
Sam George, Director, Azure IoT said it a blog post that, "With this acquisition, we will unlock access to billions of new connected endpoints, grow the number of devices that can seamlessly connect to Azure and enable new intelligent capabilities. Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS joins Microsoft’s growing support for IoT devices and is complementary with Azure Sphere, our premier security offering in the microcontroller space.
He further said that, "Our goal is to make Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS available as an option for real time processing requirements on an Azure Sphere device and also enable ThreadX-powered devices to connect to Azure IoT Edge devices when the IoT solution calls for edge computing capabilities."
Welcoming the acquisition, William E. Lamie, CEO Express Logic, said that, "Our solutions have been optimized to help our embedded and IoT customers get to market faster and more successfully. We believe in simplicity, safety, security, and world class customer and partner support. As a result, our ThreadX RTOS has achieved over 6.2 Billion embedded and IoT deployments and enjoys industry recognition as a premier solution for resource constrained environments, especially those that require safety and security."