Aprotech of Korea adopts Sequans' Monarch Technology

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) announced that Korean telecommunications device maker, Aprotech, has adopted its Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip technology to develop new LTE IoT devices for worldwide markets, beginning first with Korea, the company said.

The first device to come to market under the Sequans/Aprotech agreement will be an IoT kids and pets tracker that Aprotech is designing for operators in Asia. For this, Aprotech is using Sequans´ CLOE (connecting and locating objects everywhere) IoT tracker platform, which integrates Sequans´ Monarch technology with the GNSS technology of STMicroelectronics, for best-in-class location accuracy.

Sequans´ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 Platform is the world´s most highly optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip. It provides full support for power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes defined in the standard that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. Monarch comprises baseband, RF, power management, and RAM, integrated into a single, tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package.

Monarch also supports advanced features such as programmable RF filtering for global band support in a Single-SKUâ„¢, and proprietary dynamic power management technology enabling rock-bottom low power consumption of 1 micro amp for long battery life.

Established in 1996, Aprotech specializes in the manufacture and development of telecommunications devices. Aprotech is a trusted supplier to companies, including Korea Telecom, Samsung Electronics and LG Ericsson. Aprotech delivers more than 100,000 units per month to countries in Europe and Asia. Aprotech products are CE- and FCC-certified and are delivered with two-year warranties. visit http://aprotech.co.kr/

Sequans is a provider of single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the world. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com; www.facebook.com/sequans; www.twitter.com/sequans