Sunnyvale, Calif. - September 29, 2009 - ZeroG Wireless, Inc., an innovator in low-power embedded Wi-Fi design, today announced that it has joined the Continua Health Alliance, the leading telemedicine organization. The Continua Health Alliance is comprised of technology, medical device and health care industry leaders dedicated to making personal telehealth a reality, serving worldwide more than 1 billion overweight adults, 860 million chronic disease patients, and 600 million elders over the age of 60 (source: WHO World Health Report, 2002). To address these markets, ZeroG is dedicated to bringing to market a whole new class of home healthcare products with seamless Internet connectivity.
"ZeroG is committed to working with the Continua Alliance to promote the vision of a world of interoperable connected personal health solutions," said David Friedman, senior director, strategic marketing, ZeroG Wireless. "We believe our embedded Wi-Fi chips and modules along with the massive installed base of Wi-Fi products will result in exciting opportunities for companies seeking to wirelessly connect their home health products, fitness machines, glucose meters, and variety of other portable medical devices."
ZeroG's low power "Wi-Fi I/O" products are architected to be easy-to-implement into embedded systems. The technology has been developed specifically to add seamless Internet connectivity to microcontroller-based systems that have limited processing power, few memory resources, and minimal or no operating systems. To learn more, please contact ZeroG at www.zerogwireless.com.
More information about the Continua Health Alliance may be found at www.continuaalliance.org.
About the "Internet of Things"
The "Internet of Things" is a network in which the Internet reaches out into the real world of physical objects. The phrase describes the technologies and research disciplines that make this network possible. With nearly every powered device capable of connecting to the Internet, the potential for commercial and personal use is unbounded. New products and new business models will flourish. ZeroG Wireless refers to this dramatic shift in communication, to "person to machine" and "machine to machine," as the 4th Age of Wireless® - the Internet of Things.
About ZeroG Wireless, Inc.
ZeroG Wireless is a fabless semiconductor company focused on creating a world of connected devices, the "Internet of Things." With ZeroG low-power Wi-Fi chips, there is no limit to the type of device that can now leverage the massive and rapidly growing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Company's products are designed from the ground up to enable simple, low-cost connectivity for nearly any system, regardless of architecture. The result: faster time to market and significantly lower overall system cost.
Privately held, ZeroG Wireless is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. Investors are Battery Ventures, Greylock Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Miven. Additional information may be found at www.zerogwireless.com