Camarillo, CA, and Alameda, CA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE). Semtech, a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Imprint Energy, a company developing new battery technology for widely deployed devices, announced a collaboration to accelerate the widespread deployment of IoT devices. Imprint Energy will design and produce ultrathin, flexible printed batteries that are especially designed to power IoT devices integrated with Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology. LoRa technology, with its long-range, low-power capabilities, is regarded by many as the de facto platform for building low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN).
“Collaborating with Semtech introduces Imprint’s batteries to a fast-growing IoT ecosystem,” said Christine Ho, Imprint Energy’s CEO. “We’re moving forward with LoRa-based market pilots now and looking forward to widespread adoption.”
“Thousands of companies already use Semtech’s LoRa technology to deploy IoT devices and sensors for smart cities, smart buildings, smart agriculture, and smart supply-chain applications,” said Marc Pegulu, vice president and general manager, Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “With the batteries’ key capabilities—ultrathin and made with nonhazardous material—the LoRaWAN ecosystem and partners can leverage the batteries for new, untapped use-case applications to drive mass adoption in the IoT industry.”
Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology give 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 65 countries, and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site and join the LoRa Community. To learn more about Imprint Energy, visit www.imprintenergy.com.