An Increasing Number of Semiconductor Manufacturers are Entering the Market
The specification of the freely available LoRaWAN network protocol is defined by the LoRa Alliance. LoRaWAN operates – depending on the global region – in the unallocated frequency range between 169 and 915 MHz. Semtech was the world's only semiconductor manufacturer for the patented transmission technology.
A number of other semiconductor manufacturers have now acquired licenses to manufacture and market LoRa-based devices, including ST Microelectronics, which develops microcontrollers with on-chip LoRa technology.
Sensor technology and tracking solutions with long ranges, low energy consumption, based on open standards and with numerous advantages for a wide range of economic sectors – made possible by LoRa networks.