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Amazon Sidewalk to Feature Semtech Platform

Semtech Corp. has partnered with Amazon.com Inc. on its new wireless network, Amazon Sidewalk, launching later this year. The Camarillo semiconductor and Internet-of-Things products supplier will make available to the Seattle e-commerce retailer its long-range, low-power LoRa platform for the Amazon Sidewalk network. Amazon Sidewalk is a free network for Amazon customers that allows them to simplify new device setup, extend the low-bandwidth working range of devices and help devices stay online and up-to-date even if they are outside the range of home Wi-Fi. The LoRa platform extends the range of a customer’s home network to connect outdoor with low-bandwidth smart home products, including smart lights, pet trackers, sensors for asset tracking, smart irrigation and a multitude of additional low-cost devices for residential use, the company said. Chief Executive Mohan Maheswaran said LoRa meets Amazon Sidewalk’s goal of providing the network support needed to connect a range of low-power home devices or sensors. “The collaboration with Amazon solidifies that LoRa is the de facto platform for (Internet-of-Things low-power wide-area network) applications and expands LoRa to new consumer applications,” Maheswaran said in a statement. Shares of Semtech (SMTC) closed down 96 cents, or more than 1.8 percent, to $51.17 on the Nasdaq, on a day when that market closed down less than a percent.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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