The SEGGER linker and SOMNIUM assets

Startups come and go, some make it, some don’t. The embedded tools market is especially tough even for those that know it well, and being able to innovate and be successful needs true insight.

To cut to the chase, SEGGER have acquired all intellectual property assets of SOMNIUM Technologies. For those of you that don’t know, SOMNIUM’s claim was that their linker had some secret sauce and the entire toolchain compiled “for the device”. Whatever merits the claim had, and we didn’t think any claim would stand a challenge given prior art, it’s serendipitous that SEGGER have completed a new linker just when SOMNIUM’s technology was up for grabs.

Just to be very clear on this, SEGGER’s linker is complete and contains no technology derived from SOMNIUM. We don’t have any firm plans to unite the two linkers right now, we need to see what SOMNIUM’s technology holds for us.

If you are a SOMNIUM customer there is a SEGGER lifeboat waiting to haul you aboard: we’re a rock-solid, friendly company that’s been in business for 25 years now, and a company you can depend on to be in business for a long time to come.

There are many ways that SEGGER can help, so please get in touch with us so we can walk you through your options. Pick up the phone or send us an e-mail!