13. June 2016 · Comments Off on Semtech LoRa™ Wireless RF Technology Adopted by Metering Companies throughout China Nasdaq:SMTC · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced today that its LoRa™ RF wireless technology has been widely adopted by many metering companies in China to scale metering deployments domestically and internationally. Metering companies in China were some of the early adopters of LoRa technology, and most of the major suppliers in the region design and ship LoRa-equipped meters to companies around the world.

Source: Semtech LoRa™ Wireless RF Technology Adopted by Metering Companies throughout China Nasdaq:SMTC

28. January 2016 · Comments Off on Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Demand Response: A Boon To Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that had vacated FERC Order 745. Well, that summary sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it?Except, if you live in the world of electricity, smart grids, batteries EVs, and energy efficiency, it’s not. In fact, it is pretty exciting. Because, at its heart, the ruling (Justices Thomas and Scalia dissenting, Alito abstaining) firmly establishes an economic equivalency between actions that take place on the customer side of the meter with those that take place in wholesale electric markets. Which means that suppliers of demand response, energy efficiency and different types of electric storage can feel much more confident in their economic future.

Source: Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Demand Response: A Boon To Smart Grid – Forbes

17. January 2016 · Comments Off on LoRa Punches Up IoT Power · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The IoT industry is exploding, and with that explosion in everything from chipsets to devices to protocols and more, comes the push from service providers and suppliers alike to standardize, collaborate, certify and comply.It’s a natural evolution that many other communications industry segments have already gone through. While some larger industry groups have included the Internet of Things (IoT) under their umbrella of projects and committees, at Mobile World Congress 2015, the LoRa Alliance launched to tackle the standardization of a low power wide area networking (LPWAN) specification intended for battery-operated things.

Source: The New IP – LoRa Punches Up IoT Power

22. December 2015 · Comments Off on STM Joins Semtech’s IoT WAN Alliance · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

STMicroelectronics plans to build ICs incorporating circuitry for LoRa wide area networks, the Internet of things (IoT) networking WAN technology developed by Semtech.LoRaWAN technology is promoted by the LoRa Alliance, which includes Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), along with a set of IoT product suppliers and network operators. The group has an obvious gaping hole, however — the lack of a second source for LoRaWAN chips, backing up Semtech.

Source: STM Joins Semtech’s IoT WAN Alliance | Light Reading

23. November 2015 · Comments Off on Smart meters ‘key to engaging energy customers’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart meters are a “key” incentive for customers to switch their energy suppliers.That was the message from industry experts at an event which talked about consumer engagement in the UK energy market.According to Gillian Cooper, Head of Retail Energy Markets at Citizens Advice, smart meters are providing customers with accurate bills as well as changing their behaviour around switching suppliers.

Source: Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – Smart meters ‘key to engaging energy customers’