Semtech’s LoRa Technology Expands Presence as Leading Internet of Things (IoT) Platform in China

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Expands Presence as Leading Internet of Things (IoT) Platform in China

Alibaba Cloud and Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom deploy LoRa Technology in Hangzhou to expand China’s IoT industry

CAMARILLO, Calif., Apr. 9, 2018Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced Alibaba Cloud and Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom jointly deployed the pre-commercial service for the Internet of Things (IoT) based on LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in Hanghzou and Ningbo, China.

Using Semtech’s LoRa Technology, Alibaba Cloud plans to support an extensive ecosystem created by LoRa-based sensors. The Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom is expected to deploy a LoRaWAN™ network based on LoRa Technology in Hangzhou and Ningbo by mid-2018 to expand the services of its IoT network. The collaboration by these three leaders allows users to more easily adopt a low power wide area network (LPWAN) solution to enable IoT solutions (applications).

“Semtech’s LoRa Technology is an IoT technology that has been broadly accepted and globally integrated in tens of millions of devices,” said Wei Ku, Vice President of Alibaba and General Manager of IoT Business Unit of Alibaba Cloud.

“Operators have been putting a lot of effort on deployment of IoT network. We regard that LoRa is a good complement technology for existing IoT technologies,” said Yongxin Zhong, the Vice General Manager of the Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom.

“The IoT industry in China has quickly emerged and China is one of the leading countries adopting smart, innovative applications,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “Semtech’s work with Alibaba Cloud and Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom continues to advance our goal for LoRa Technology to become the IoT platform of choice globally.”

About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology

Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.

About Semtech

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