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Semtech’s LoRa Technology Wins Analog Semiconductor Award at Elektra 2018

LoRa sub-GHz radio transceivers enable proven Internet of Things solutions

CAMARILLO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2018 ― Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced that Semtech’s SX126x of the LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) platform has been named the Analog Semiconductor of the Year at the Elektra Awards. SX126x, introduced to the market in early 2018, is the latest generation of LoRa Technology for Internet of Things (IoT) communication, and brings longer range and lower power connectivity for end points.

“Semtech’s LoRa Technology is increasingly being leveraged to solve complex issues ranging from crop irrigation schedules to Cloud-connected fire alarms,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless & Sensing Products Group. “LoRa Technology is the device, network and applications (DNA) of IoT, enabling simple, proven, scalable, and easy-to-implement solutions. This award recognizes our vision that long range and low power are key values for the IoT market. SX126x has been designed to offer simpler and shorter development time to our customers.”

LoRa Technology has thousands of proven, real-world use cases. Apana, a Washington-based technology company, deployed LoRa-enabled water management and leak detection solutions in Costco warehouses, reducing water usage by 20% and saving Costco 22% on water bills. In addition, CRA, a leading provider of LoRaWAN™-based networks and utility metering solutions, currently offers LoRaWAN-based network coverage to 75% of the Czech Republic, with smart metering solutions in the country quickly growing. Tens of millions of LoRa-based smart metering solutions were deployed globally in 2018. LoRa Technology enables IoT solutions fostering innovation from a growing ecosystem of companies and developers.

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 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

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 www.semtech.com.  

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