Mitsumi and Greenvity enter partnership to develop and manufacture highly robust energy-management systems

  Mitsumi and Greenvity enter partnership to develop and manufacture highly
  robust energy-management systems

Greenvity Hybrii SoCs to power Mitsumi’s modules for electric vehicles,
plug-in hybrids, battery charging systems and smart meters

Business Wire

MILPITAS, Calif. -- January 7, 2013

Greenvity Communications is partnering with Mitsumi Electric to provide
modules and systems for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, battery-charging
systems, smart meters and smart energy management systems. The highly reliable
products will leverage Greenvity’s Hybrii® system-on-chips (SoCs) that
integrate HomePlug Green PHY powerline communications and ZigBee® wireless
technologies into a single chip.

The two companies will collaborate in the development of Mitsumi’s DRT-A600
and DRT-A520 modules, as well as systems and software, enabling robust and
intelligent connectivity for a variety of home and building energy management
and electric vehicle applications. The DRT-A600 and DRT-A520 modules will be
powered by Greenvity’s award-winning Hybrii-XL GV7011 and Hybrii-PLC GV7012
single-chip solutions, respectively.

These modules, which Mitsumi is aiming to release in the first half of 2013,
will be designed to meet consumers’ increasing acceptance of smart energy
management solutions such as emerging intelligent home gateways and home area
networks, as well as support worldwide growth in electric and hybrid plug-in
vehicle sales and EV charging.

“After studying the market and testing Greenvity products, we believe that the
Hybrii chips are the most integrated and innovative single chip solutions
available for the electric vehicle and smart energy markets,” said Fujio
Furukawa, Mitsumi’s Senior Vice President and Chief Executive of Electronic
Device Business HQ. “With Greenvity’s best-in-class HomePlug Green PHY and
ZigBee solutions combined with Mitsumi's design capability and history of
building highly reliable and manufacturable products, we will offer customers
world-class high quality modules and systems with wireless and powerline
capabilities.”

Greenvity’s Hybrii products enable smart grid-connected equipment and
energy-saving appliances across a variety of high growth applications within
the smart energy market. The GV7011 chip is an innovative single-chip solution
with ZigBee wireless and HomePlug Green PHY PLC that enables reliability,
robustness and flexibility to smart meter, home gateway, appliance and
electric vehicle charging applications. The GV7012 chip with HomePlug Green
PHY PLC and Ethernet is an automotive grade solution that supports extreme
temperature (from -40 degrees C to +105 degrees C) and rugged environments
required by automotive applications.

“Mitsumi is respected internationally for its leadership as a module and
system manufacturer and their partnership with Greenvity shows their belief in
our hybrid technology,” said Hung Nguyen, president and CEO, Greenvity
Communications. “Working together we intend to provide OEMs with modules that
will end up in home energy management systems and electric vehicles, allowing
consumers around the world to take advantage of the energy and cost savings
promised by the smart grid.”

In addition to collaborating on technology development, Mitsumi has made an
undisclosed direct investment in Greenvity, signifying a long-term partnership
and Mitsumi’s position as a major investor.

About Mitsumi

Mitsumi Electric is a general electronics component manufacturer headquartered
in Japan (Tama City, Tokyo). With R&D and manufacturing facilities in 6
domestic and 10 overseas locations across 6 countries, Mitsumi Electric Group
sells parts and devices around the world from 19 sales offices in 10
countries. It has extensive experience in wireless communication modules and
system development for mobile and gaming devices, and in recent years, its
reputed module products targeted at demanding industrial markets and
automotive applications have been increasingly adopted based on the company’s
wealth of accumulated technology and trusted production and sales.
www.mitsumi.co.jp

About Greenvity Communications

Greenvity Communications is transforming the smart energy management, Home
Area Network (HAN) and electric vehicle markets with its innovative and
patent-pending smart connectivity technologies. Greenvity develops powerline
and wireless communications and unique energy management technologies to
enable robust and intelligent connectivity for a wide range of smart energy
applications in the smart meter, home gateway, smart appliance, solar and
electric vehicle markets.With full operations beginning in 2010, Greenvity is
a privately held company based in Silicon Valley. www.greenvity.com

Greenvity Communications, the Greenvity logo and Hybrii are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Greenvity Communications, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm.
Off. All other product or service names are the property of their respective
owners. © 2013Greenvity Communications, Inc.

Contact:

Media:
Greenvity Communications
Angie Hatfield, Public Relations
425-941-2895
angie@greenvity.com
PR@greenvity.com
or
Mitsumi Electronics Corp.
Utah Iwasaki, Marketing Manager
408-707-2270
u_iwasaki@mitsumi.com
 
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