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Semtech LoRa™ Platform Selected by KERLINK For First Internet of Things Long-Range Gateway

  Semtech LoRa™ Platform Selected by KERLINK For First Internet of Things
  Long-Range Gateway

Semtech’s SX127x Transceiver Platform Provides Long Range and Connectivity for
         Thousands of Devices to KERLINK’s New Long Range IoT Station

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- April 8, 2014

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and
mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its LoRa™ long-range RF
technology, has been chosen by KERLINK M2M Technologies, a Rennes,
France-based supplier of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, for its new Long
Range IoT Station.

KERLINK selected the Semtech LoRa technology for the Long Range IoT Station,
which allows companies to build their own Internet of Things (IoT) network to
monitor equipment or sensors. The Long Range IoT Station is designed to be
used to create a private IoT and provide bi-directional communication with
thousands of sensors, meters and other connected devices located up to tens of
kilometers away.

The IoT Station greatly simplifies the implementation of the network and the
operation of the end-points and is compatible with existing protocols
including WMBUS, 6lowPan and others. With the built-in LoRa technology,
repeaters are eliminated, which reduces infrastructure costs compared to
competing solutions.

Semtech’s LoRa™ technology enables 10-times greater range than competing
systems and the capacity to connect tens of thousands of nodes to a single
gateway in a star architecture while maintaining low power consumption for
multi-year battery operation. This combination of benefits enables the next
wave of IoT applications for smart cities, smart environments and other M2M
applications.

“The goal for our new Long Range IoT Station was to provide a smart
connectivity solution that was so easy and capable that it could be deployed
by companies without distracting them from their core business,” said William
Gouesbet, KERLINK CEO. “The LoRa technology is a brilliant addition to the
product because it gave us the range and capacity we needed to meet our design
objectives.”

“Since launching the LoRa product line, Semtech has become the leader in M2M
RF technology because we’ve got the right combination of long-range
transmission, low power consumption and high capacity,” said Alain Dantec,
Semtech Senior VP and GM of Wireless, Sensing and Timing Product Group.
“KERLINK has an innovative take on the market and we’re glad to be a key
vendor for their new system.”

About KERLINK

KERLINK, located within the Rennes Atalante science and technology park,
operates in the M2M (machine-to-machine) communications market with an offer
of communications products (Linux systems, GPS, GPRS, WLAN) and managed
services enabling fixed (energy meters) or mobile (vehicles) equipment to be
linked to a company’s information system. KERLINK was founded in July 2004 and
now has 41 employees. For more information: www.kerlink.fr

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 http://www.semtech.com.

Semtech, the Semtech logo, and LoRa are registered marks of Semtech
Corporation. All others trademarks are property of their owners.

Contact:

Semtech Corporation
Pauline Cadena, (805) 389-2755
pcadena@semtech.com
 
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