Ambiq, a developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, achieved a key milestone of powering over 200 million IOT devices earlier this year. In line with its growth strategy, Ambiq plans to expand its technology design center in Singapore, which was launched in April last year, to meet the rising demands and further enhance its circuit design capabilities. As part of this expansion, Ambiq is actively recruiting regional talents to bolster its team and support its global expansion
The Center’s expansion will enable Ambiq to establish an integrated circuit (IC) design team in Singapore for product development. Additionally, it will facilitate the growth of its current team, that focuses on developing next-generation semiconductor technology built upon its proprietary platform SPOT, Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology.
As the industry leader in producing reliable and ultra-low-power semiconductors for smart IoT, Ambiq’s Apollo SOC family can enable wearables and endpoint devices to last for weeks or months on a single charge. In 2019, Ambiq collaborated with the Singapore government, Excelpoint, and iWOW to build upon this technology to enable the TraceTogether devices that facilitated contact tracing and combat community spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. These devices are powered by the Ambiq Apollo3 Blue SoC, using Bluetooth signals to trace others nearby. These devices can last four to six months without a recharge.
The impact of Ambiq’s technology extends across various industries with diverse applications such as workplace safety equipment, gaming devices, smart home automation, industrial IoT, medical and fitness wearables, and much more. More recently, Ambiq collaborated with Xiaomi, a renowned global technology company, to power their new Redmi Watch 3 with its proprietary Apollo4 Plus SoC in April 2023.
“Ambiq’s Singapore technology design center will play a crucial role in driving the growth of technological innovation in the ASEAN region,” said Fumihide Esaka, Chairman and CEO of Ambiq. “As Ambiq continues to diversify and grow its business globally, the Center’s IC expansion serves as a beacon to our commitment and investment in Singapore, allowing us to grow our development teams.”
As the strategic investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), EDBI has played a key role in facilitating Ambiq’s regional expansion since the company’s Series E fundraising in 2018.
Paul Ng, CEO of EDBI said, “Ambiq’s continued expansion not only reaffirms its commitment to developing talent in leading-edge semiconductor technologies in Singapore but also reflects our appeal as an attractive innovation hub for the region. As Ambiq’s longstanding strategic partner, EDBI remains committed to fostering the company’s ongoing growth in Asia with Singapore as its launchpad. We also congratulate Ambiq on reaching this significant milestone and warmly invite talented individuals to join the company on its transformative journey.”
Ambiq is actively recruiting for Singapore-based Advanced Development and IC Engineering teams and Sales.