Sequans, Microchip Accelerate 5G Massive IoT

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS), developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for IoT, has announced a collaboration with Microchip Technology Inc. to deliver 5G LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity solutions based on Sequans Monarch family of chips and Microchip´s family of microcontrollers (MCUs), the company said.

The collaboration supports Microchip´s strategy of making it possible for developers to connect easily to any major core or cloud, and rapidly prototype their IoT devices using best-in-class technologies.

Sequans´ Monarch chip family supports 3GPP Release 14 and 15 and LTE UE categories M1/NB1/NB2. Monarch chips are single-chip solutions, each with a very high level of integration, optimizing cost. Monarch supports all power classes, +23/20/14 dBm, for extended coverage, and supports all major networks with Single-SKU™ hardware.

Sequans Communications provides a comprehensive product portfolio based on its flagship Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platforms, featuring industry-leading low power consumption, a large set of integrated functionalities, and global deployment capability. For 5G/4G broadband and critical IoT applications, Sequans offers a product portfolio based on its Cassiopeia Cat 4/Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms, optimized for low-cost residential, enterprise, and industrial applications. Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at