Welcome!

@ThingsExpo Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui, Yeshim Deniz, William Schmarzo

News Feed Item

Semtech Announces Microchip as an Adopter of LoRa™ Technology to Target IoT

Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) has adopted Semtech’s long-range LoRa™ RF technology. Microchip is developing LoRa technology-based solutions that target Internet-of-things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), metering, security, and industrial-automation applications, among others.

Microchip, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, is already an IoT/M2M market leader, offering end-to-end IC solutions that include certified wireless modules, sensors and eXtreme Low Power PIC® microcontrollers. The agreement with Microchip expands Semtech’s already significant ecosystem, which includes partnerships with other technology companies and existing volume deployments.

Semtech’s design win activity is part of the IoT market boom. According to IMS Research, there will be more than 22 billion web-connected devices by 2020[i]. Of those 22 billion devices, more than 50% are predicted to need long-range connectivity and multi-year battery operation.

LoRa RF technology enables long range, low power connectivity that previously had been unrealizable. Competing short-range technology requires too many repeaters and too much infrastructure to achieve wide coverage, and it has limited capacity in the network to connect a high volume of nodes. This has made the return on investment (ROI) unattractive for many applications and has limited deployments. LoRa solves these limitations and is enabling simple IoT connectivity.

“Microchip is the leader in providing customers with easy-to-use solutions based on superior technology,” said Hardy Schmidbauer, Wireless Products Director at Semtech. “We are excited to have them as a source for LoRa technology and a contributor to the growing LoRa ecosystem.”

Semtech is creating an ecosystem of partners and application solutions, to connect to both private networks as well as public IoT/M2M networks. Having yet another semiconductor supplier adopt the LoRa technology gives potential customers confidence that the availability of their LoRa parts will not be interrupted.

“Semtech’s LoRa™ technology provides an excellent solution for the rising market need to wirelessly connect IoT and many other embedded designs,” said Steve Caldwell, Vice President of the Wireless Products Division at Microchip. “We expect this technology to enable compelling new capabilities for our customers, and have already begun developing our first LoRa solutions.”

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit http://www.semtech.com.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.

Semtech, Semtech logo and LoRa are registered marks of Semtech Corporation. PIC is a registered trademark of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

[i] “22 Million Web-Connected Devices ‘by 2020’,” Marc Chacksfield, August 18, 2010.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)