Renesas Deepens its Collaboration With Microsoft Azure

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  • Renesas and Microsoft had announced collaboration during October 2019
  • The duo is offering device-to-cloud experience for IoT developers

Renesas Electronics Corporation (Renesas), a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions has deepened its collaboration with Microsoft. In October 2019, the two companies began a collaboration to deliver a complete chip-to-cloud IoT solution based on Renesas’ microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) devices and Microsoft Azure IoT building blocks, including Azure RTOS, Azure IoT device SDK for C, IoT Plug and Play, IoT Central and IoT Hub.

“We are excited to expand our collaboration with Microsoft and look forward to bringing Microsoft Azure to our MCU and MPU customers, including solutions that will support Azure IoT Edge Runtime for Linux on our RZ MPUs,” said Sailesh Chittipeddi, executive vice president, general manager IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas.

Device-to-cloud experience for IoT developers

The duo is offering device-to-cloud experience for IoT developers, globally. The company informed that Renesas Synergy AE-Cloud2 Kit with Microsoft Azure support will be available online through Renesas and Microsoft in Q2 2020 and the Renesas RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Kit will be available later this year.

“Integrating our industry-leading Azure IoT services with Renesas’ Synergy and RX microcontroller cloud kits makes it easier for customers to build and bring new enterprise-grade IoT solutions to market quickly. As a result of our collaboration with Renesas, customers will soon be able to seamlessly connect their devices to Microsoft Azure, and we look forward to delivering additional intelligent capabilities in the future,” said Sam George, corporate vice president, Azure IoT, Microsoft.

It is to be noted here that Renesas is also working to build Azure RTOS into their broader set of MCUs and MPUs. “Our Synergy and RX cloud kits combined with Azure RTOS and other Azure IoT building blocks offer MCU customers a quick and secure end-to-end solution for cloud connectivity,” added Chittipeddi.

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