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Semtech and Exeger collaborate on IoT sensors

11th November 2022
Beth Floyd

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its collaboration with Exeger, a Swedish deep-tech company manufacturing fully customisable solar cells.

Combining Semtech’s LoRa Edge asset management platform with Exeger’s Powerfoyle solar cell technology extends the battery life of asset tracking and environmental sensing devices. 

Semtech’s LoRa Edge scans GNSS satellites as well as Wi-Fi SSIDs and partitions the processing between IoT devices and the LoRa Cloud to determine location. The Cloud-based solver significantly reduces power consumption and increases battery life. Exeger’s Powerfoyle is flexible and durable and can be integrated into other electronic devices. The solar cell technology converts all forms of light to charge and power devices with clean, endless energy.

“Coupling the benefits of Powerfoyle with the ultra-low power capabilities of Semtech’s LoRa devices will provide IoT applications with an extended or even unlimited battery life,” said Dr. Oscar Hemberg, Chief Product Integration Officer at Exeger. “Together, we move one step closer to energy independence through more sustainable products powered with clean, endless energy.”

The patented Powerfoyle material integrates into IoT sensors with Semtech’s LoRa Edge chip-to-Cloud platform with the goal to create a new standard for environmentally friendly platforms for the IoT industry.

Semtech says that combining both technologies is expected to spur a world of new solar-powered tracking applications for geolocation use cases, including indoor and outdoor asset tracking, global supply chain logistics, agriculture, smart utilities, and smart cities.

“LoRa devices enable smart IoT applications that help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet,” said Marc Pégulu, Vice President and General Manager for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “Semtech and Exeger’s collaboration will enable manufacturers to develop IoT devices leveraging new energy harvesting technology for a smarter and more sustainable future.”

New IoT asset trackers will be showcased at EdgeTech+ 2022, 16th to 18th November, in Yokahama, Japan, in the LoRa Pavilion, Booth A-H04.

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