The Zigbee Alliance, the industry association with hundreds of corporate members that creates, maintains and publishes global open standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced on January 9 that ST, the world’s leading semiconductor supplier across multiple electronics applications Semiconductor (STMicroelectronics, ST for short; NYSE: STM) joined the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors. STMicroelectronics, together with other promoter members of the Zigbee Alliance, will play an important role in the promotion and development of Zigbee applications, simplifying application development for enterprises and improving device compatibility for consumers.

Hakim Jaafar, head of the Wireless Microcontrollers Marketing Group at STMicroelectronics, said: “In both consumer and industrial markets, the demand for reliable IoT connectivity technologies is growing rapidly, whether in smart home solutions, asset tracking production tools, In the field of building control, the application of wireless communication technology is showing a rapid upward trend. As a leading and trusted Arm?Cortex?-M supplier in the OEM and mass market, ST promises to promote Zigbee technology in the 2.4GHz product development plan, support The mission of the Zigbee Alliance. ST joins the Alliance Board of Directors to share our expertise and help continue the success of the Alliance.”

An important benefit to customers of ST’s introduction of wireless technology into its microcontroller portfolio is increased flexibility in device architectures, enabling rapid mass market transitions and increased connectivity. With the development of communication connection technology and IoT market, STM32 MCU/MPU products integrate powerful internal security mechanisms to provide protection for IP assets and privacy.

STMicroelectronics joined the Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors with the aim of increasing market exposure of this technology, improving inter-device interoperability and cross-technology compatibility, and accelerating new product development cycles.

“ST plays an important role in powering the next generation of IoT devices, and ST’s leadership will be huge on the board and working groups as we work together to develop communications and connectivity standards that can be used across continents. added value,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of the Zigbee Alliance. “As we head into 2020, it’s very exciting to see a global technology company like ST interested in collaborating and joining the Alliance.”

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