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Semtech Wins Big at Elektra Awards 2016

Semtech named Company of the Year; LoRa Technology received IoT Product Innovation Award

Camarillo, California - December 6, 2016 -

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that it won Company of the Year and its LoRa® Wireless RF Technology won the Internet of Things (IoT) Product Innovation Award at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2016.

Company of the Year

Semtech was chosen Company of the Year for its successful efforts, working alongside the LoRa Alliance™, to standardize the LoRaWAN™ protocol, for the wide spread adoption of LoRa by leading technology companies and mobile operators in Europe, as well as for its innovations with LoRa for new IoT applications in a variety of market verticals.

Internet of Things Product Innovation Award

Semtech’s LoRa Technology won the IoT Product Innovation Award for its long range, low power feature set and standardized protocol that has the potential to play an important role in IoT, and is already being adopted around the world. Its ability to penetrate dense urban cities, in addition to rural areas, makes LoRa an ideal solution for a variety of applications, according to the judges.

“This recognition by Electronics Weekly and its judges for our hard work building Semtech’s LoRa RF Technology and an ecosystem that enables IoT is an honor and validation of the immense progress we have made over the last few years,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “The LoRa Alliance has grown to over 400 members in less than two years, and we continue to increase the capabilities of our LoRa RF Technology, most recently with the GPS-free geolocation feature, to ensure it is an enabling component for IoT adoption.”

The award ceremony, organized by Electronics Weekly, was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Dec. 1.

Key Features of LoRa Wireless RF Technology:

  • Long Range: A single base station using LoRa Technology enables deep penetration capability for dense urban environments and indoor coverage, while also providing the ability to connect to sensors more than 15-30 miles away in rural areas.
  • Low Power: The LoRaWAN protocol was developed specifically for low power and enables unprecedented battery lifetime of up to 20 years depending on the application.
  • Geolocation: Enables tracking applications without GPS or additional power consumption
  • Low Cost: LoRa Technology reduces up front infrastructure investments and operating costs, as well as end-node sensor costs.
  • Open Standard: The LoRaWAN protocol ensures interoperability among applications, IoT solution providers and telecom operators to speed adoption and deployment.


About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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