Intel buys Yogitech, aims to bolster IoT safety efforts

For Intel, Yogitech's knowhow will allow it to create systems for autonomous vehicles and other areas of the Internet of things (IoT).

Intel said it has acquired Italian company Yogitech in a move further its efforts for Internet of things security and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Yogitech focuses on so-called functional safety and the processes to build them into semiconductors. For Intel, Yogitech's knowhow will allow it to create systems for autonomous vehicles and other areas of the Internet of things (IoT).

According to Intel, 30 percent of the IoT market will require functional safety systems. Yogitech will reside in Intel's Internet of things group.

Intel added that functional safety is part of its overall IoT platform and strategy. Intel didn't share a roadmap for Yogitech.

Yogitech's flagship technology is faultRobust, which is a system to perform functional safety analysis built into an integrated circuits.

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