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Semtech’s LoRa Technology the Platform of Choice for Sensor-based IoT Applications

Semtech’s LoRa Technology the Platform of Choice for Sensor-based IoT Applications

• Thousands of IoT companies in diverse vertical markets globally deploying Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Radio Frequency Technology • 40% of all LPWAN connections expected to be LoRa-based devices

San Francisco at Mobile World Congress Americas (Booth N260), California - September 12, 2017 -

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its LoRa® devices and wireless RF Technology (LoRa Technology) is positioned as the de facto platform for Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) used in supporting thousands of real-world IoT applications.

According to business information provider IHS Markit, more than 40 % of all LPWAN public network connections are expected to be LoRa-based devices and represent the dominant LPWAN solution in 2019.*

“LoRa-based LPWAN deployments benefit greatly from the flexibility of having both private network and public network connectivity capability,” said Sam Lucero, Sr. Principal Analyst, IoT at IHS Markit. “In deployment scenarios ranging from smart agriculture, remote industrial automation, to even municipally-owned smart city networks, having a private network connectivity option is highly desirable.”

By the end of 2017, Semtech also expects the number of long-range, low-power wide area networks based on the LoRaWAN™ protocol to exceed 65 countries and anticipate the number of deployed macro cell gateways to reach 65,000 equating to a sensor capacity of several hundred million sensors, and ultimately, enable connectivity of billions of LoRa-based sensors within a few years.

With this rapid evolution and adoption of an open standard and deployment worldwide in over 65 countries, LoRaWAN enables a new generation of IoT use cases that can be deployed quickly and potentially disrupt existing industries including smart cities, smart building, smart supply chain and logistics, smart metering, and smart agriculture. Vertical deployments range from improving a smart city’s operation efficiencies to monitoring valuable airport equipment across multiple locations to providing public safety to the community.

“In a short timeframe, we’ve facilitated the development of a strong and influential ecosystem of industry-leading companies comprised of network operators, system integrators, manufacturers of gateways, end nodes, and sensors, as well as a plethora of IoT application developers. With this foundation, solution providers are positioned to enable the connectivity of billions of sensors incorporating LoRa devices and technology while enriching people’s lives,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Products for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “By leveraging an established infrastructure, Semtech’s LoRa Technology addresses the market and technology gap for an IoT platform that features long-range, low-cost, ease of deployment, and multi-year battery life.”

About Semtech LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology

Semtech’s LoRa wireless RF 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 60 countries. 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

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise 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

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*Information based on IHS Markit, Technology Group, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Market Report – 2017. Information is not an endorsement of Semtech Corporation. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit for more details.