Semtech, Helium Launch New Nationwide LoRaWAN Network

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, is collaborating with Helium, the company behind one the world´s first peer-to-peer wireless networks, in its efforts to develop one of the largest LoRa-based networks in North America, the company said.

The Helium network is now fully compatible with the LoRaWAN® protocol and available to the LoRa community of more than 8,000 active software developers.

The Helium Hotspot is a new hardware device that enables anyone to own and operate a wireless network for IoT. With Helium´s own open-sourced blockchain technology, individuals are incentivized to deploy Helium Hotspots, which simultaneously mine cryptocurrency and provide LoRaWAN network coverage for hundreds of square miles.

Helium´s network, introduced in Q4 2019, is available in over 745 US cities with major markets throughout the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and Austin.

Semtech´s LoRa devices are widely adopted long-range, low-power solutions 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.

Co-founded by Shawn Fanning and Amir Haleem in 2013, Helium is building the world´s first peer-to-peer wireless network to simplify connecting devices to the Internet by rewarding anyone to become a network operator. More information can be found at helium.com.

Semtech Corporation is a 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. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.