Renesas, Sequans Join Hands for 5G, 4G Cellular IoT

Japanese advanced semiconductor solutions provider Renesas Electronics Corporation and French 5G and 4G chips and modules developer Sequans Communications has entered into partnership to develop IoT modules based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform.

October 22, 2020. By Manu Tayal

Japanese advanced semiconductor solutions provider Renesas Electronics Corporation and French 5G and 4G chips and modules developer Sequans Communications has entered into partnership to develop IoT modules based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform.

The company said in a statement that these modules have been designed to provide IoT companies with an integrated microcontroller (MCU) plus connectivity platform that streamlines and simplifies IoT system design for many applications, including smart city, smart home, and industrial IoT.

Further, the collaboration between the two companies includes providing support for multiple network providers worldwide.

Speaking about the partnership, Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President, Head of MCU Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas, said “our partnership with Sequans will expand our cellular IoT module offerings with 4G/5G cellular connectivity.”

“Sequans has been a leader in IoT connectivity technology for many years and their Monarch technology delivers not only the industry’s lowest power consumption, but also reliability and security. This collaboration enables us to offer a new suite of IoT modules alongside our MCUs, delivering the advanced capabilities that meet the application needs of our IoT customers,” Wendelken added.

Moreover, the first Renesas module based on Sequans Monarch is likely to debut by mid of fourth quarter, to be followed by additional modules with added features such as Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) capabilities.

“One of the biggest inhibitors to IoT success is the high complexity and cost of system design,” commented Georges Karam, CEO of Sequans.

Karam further added “our collaboration with Renesas alleviates this by providing a pre-integrated platform that saves IoT customers time and money, so they can focus on their IoT service offerings. We are very pleased about the value our partnership with Renesas creates.”

Meanwhile, the collaboration brings together the advanced LTE-M/NB-IoT technology of Sequans and the MCU leadership and marketing power of Renesas’ sales channels, accelerating the deployment of IoT solutions worldwide.

Please share! Email Buffer Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Pinterest Reddit Twitter
If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content,
please contact: contact@energetica-india.net.
 
 
 
Next events

 

Last interview
 
 
Privacy Policy (PDF) / Terms and conditions (PDF)
 Energetica India is a publication from Editorial Omnimedia. No reproduction in whole or part of content posted on this website.