June 24, 2014 15:08 UTC

Medella Health Selects DELTA’s RFID Chip for Wearable Device

Through its North American partner ChipStart LLC, DELTA’s THOR RFID device will dramatically reduce both time- and cost-to-market

COPENHAGEN, Denmark & WATERLOO, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DELTA Microelectronics, the European leader in complete ASIC supply chain services, announces today that its THOR RFID chip has been selected by Medella Health for its prototype B version.

Aimed at diabetes patients, the Medella Health wearable solution continuously monitors blood glucose levels, enabling non-invasive diabetes monitoring and management. DELTA’s RFID chip integrates with the Medella sensor, logging data and wirelessly powering the sensor.

“The THOR chip provides first-rate RFID capabilities that matched our rigorous medical device requirements,” said Huayi Gao, Co-Founder and CTO at Medella Health. “The chip excels in providing wireless power to our device sensor.”

The DELTA THOR is a NFC data logger IC that can store results arriving from on-chip temperature sensors, from external analog signals or from SPI master interfaces. The chip can supply 2.7–5.5V to an auxiliary slave, and is suitable for applications such as temperature logging or SPI-controlled sensors such as pressure, tilt, voltage and light.

About DELTA Microelectronics

With over 25 years of experience, DELTA Microelectronics is a European leader in ASIC services for the semiconductor industry. DELTA's comprehensive services include ASIC design, layout, test development, wafer supply, production testing, package development and assembly, components supply, logistics and supply chain management. DELTA’s development and production facilities are based in Denmark and the UK, with service partners in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.madebydelta.com.

About Medella Health

Based in Waterloo, Canada, Medella Health develops the next generation of wearable technology to help patients better manage their diabetes. For more information, visit http://www.medella.ca/.

About ChipStart

ChipStart is a semiconductor intellectual property and design services company based in Palo Alto, California. ChipStart provides sales, marketing, and design support engagement solutions for companies that commerce third party semiconductor intellectual property, high quality pre-verified subsystem solutions, and support design services for ASIC and fabless semiconductor companies. ChipStart solutions are used as critical components of communications, consumer and computing products including switches, routers, modems, cellular phones, set-top boxes, HDTVs, DVD players and PCs. For more information, see www.chip-start.com.


ChipStart LLC
Howard M. Pakosh, +1 650-204-7883
DELTA Microelectronics
Gert Jørgensen, +45 72 19 4251
Medella Health
Huayi Gao, +1 519-701-9766

Source: ChipStart LLC