Higher levels of silicon integration have reduced cost barriers to the inclusion of network capable hardware in device designs, but achieving the benefits of connectivity in the multiplicity of potential application spaces requires reliable device networking software. InterNiche is the premier specialist provider of internet protocol software stacks and networking expertise specifically targeted at connected device implementations. InterNiche offers a broad range of royalty-free TCP/IP protocol suites, delivered as "C" source code and optimized for maximum performance and minimum memory footprint on the highly integrated VLSI at the heart of today's device designs. With no ties to proprietary operating systems and tool chains, NicheStack and other protocol products are engineered for rapid, seamless integration with best-in-class development environments for each VLSI architecture family. The combination of smooth integration and low run-time overhead specifically addresses the challenges faced by device development teams by offering proven networking capability and manageability targeted at a low cost system implementation.