From smart homes and smart cities to smart health care, industrial and more, LoRa-enabled sensing solutions are helping innovators solve the world’s biggest environmental and societal problems.

The momentum around solutions with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard is incredibly strong. The journey to lower carbon emissions — and, more broadly, helping enterprises achieve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals — is a cornerstone to Semtech’s innovation for a better world.

Low power wide area networks, or LPWANs, are a category of connectivity networks used to deploy IoT. What makes them suited for the smart industry movement is their ability to transmit massive amounts of data across wide distances without requiring nearly as much power as other higher bandwidth networks. This means that lots of small amounts of data can be transmitted through dense walls in urban buildings, or travel miles in remote locations from the sensor back to the management facility. In both scenarios the application or sensor can last on a single battery for more than 10 years — or be solar powered, for example, drastically lowering operational and maintenance costs.

In 2022, we saw a range of incredible LoRa-enabled solutions announced across the globe that tackle macro challenges — such as climate change — head on.

In addition, Semtech is proud to announce its acquisition of Sierra Wireless, a world-renowned Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider. This business combination unlocks incredible opportunity for smart industries and truly makes optimization through digitization a reality. The ultra-low power benefits of LoRa with the higher bandwidth capabilities of cellular unlocks a comprehensive, optimized and scalable IoT platform.

2023 promises to continue this momentum and be an exciting year for Semtech and the LoRaWAN ecosystem.