Qorvo® and ubisys Team to Deliver First IoTivity Platform on a Multi-stack Chip
GREENSBORO, N.C., January 04, 2017.
Enables seamless device-to-device connectivity and provides path to consolidation of IoT standards.
Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, and ubisys, a leading smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) company, have developed a new ultra-compatible gateway solution. It allows various devices to communicate by integrating a Zigbee® 3.0 and Green Power-based smart home network within the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) IoTivity framework.
The open-source IoTivity framework provides specifications for seamless device-to-device connectivity across diverse physical media, transports and application layers. This framework is essential as the number of IoT devices – already in the billions – continues to grow. The global Zigbee home automation market alone is forecast to grow at a 26 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2016-2020*, and when other markets like industrial and environmental IoT are added, the need for common specs is clear.
The Qorvo IoTivity plug-ins will be the first to support a single, multi-stack radio chip. Wireless products – such as the Qorvo GP712 chip – simultaneously handle multiple IoT network layers, including Thread, Zigbee 3.0 with Green Power and RF4CE networks. The highly integrated GP712 simplifies the design of IoT gateways, routers and set-top boxes. By reducing components and antennas, it automatically mitigates the coexistence challenges of multiple IoT networks.
Dr. Arasch Honarbacht, founder and managing director of ubisys, said, “We joined the OCF to support its ground-breaking work and are using our IoT expertise to bring Zigbee 3.0 interoperability to this high-level framework. IoTivity is perfectly suited for uniting products under a single IP umbrella. The IoTivity plug-in we created with Qorvo is an adapter to the ubisys Smart Facility Service. It combines the unique advantages of Zigbee 3.0 including Zigbee Green Power and the OCF IoTivity reference design.”
Cees Links, general manager of the Qorvo Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “Today’s connected devices are generating huge amounts of data. Having them all work together opens a new world of smart applications. By adding IoTivity, our wireless solutions become technology-agnostic and enable billions of IoT devices to connect. Imagine the possibilities of a truly smart home.”
Qorvo will feature live demonstrations of innovative smart home and IoT solutions at its booth during the international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 5-8, 2017, Sands Expo, Halls A-D Booth #42114.
More information about the IoT is available by downloading the newest Qorvo free e-book series, “Internet of Things For Dummies®.” The two-volume series is designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the intricacies of the IoT. The e-books are available at: www.qorvo.com/design-hub/ebooks/internet-of-things-for-dummies.
The Qorvo Wireless Connectivity business unit is one of the leading developers of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management’s current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under the federal securities laws. Qorvo’s business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including variability in operating results, the inability of certain of our customers or suppliers to access their traditional sources of credit, our industry’s rapidly changing technology, our dependence on a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue, our ability to implement innovative technologies, our ability to bring new products to market and achieve design wins, the efficient and successful operation of our wafer fabrication facilities, assembly facilities and test and tape and reel facilities, our ability to adjust production capacity in a timely fashion in response to changes in demand for our products, variability in manufacturing yields, industry overcapacity and current macroeconomic conditions, inaccurate product forecasts and corresponding inventory and manufacturing costs, dependence on third parties and our ability to manage channel partners and customer relationships, our dependence on international sales and operations, our ability to attract and retain skilled personnel and develop leaders, the possibility that future acquisitions may dilute our shareholders‘ ownership and cause us to incur debt and assume contingent liabilities, fluctuations in the price of our common stock, additional claims of infringement on our intellectual property portfolio, lawsuits and claims relating to our products, security breaches and other similar disruptions compromising our information and exposing us to liability, the impact of stringent environmental regulations, and the impact of integrating the businesses of RFMD and TriQuint. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in Qorvo’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers‘ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit
www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.
* Global Zigbee Home Automation Market, August 2016, Sandler Research
Die ubisys technologies GmbH ist ein führendes Smart Home und Internet-of-Things Unternehmen aus Düsseldorf, das sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, den allgegenwärtigen Einsatz von smarten, drahtlosen Systemen voranzutreiben. Das breite Portfolio umfasst Kerntechnologien wie zertifizierte, als „Golden Unit” ausgezeichnete Zigbee Stacks, Cloud Dienste, fortschrittliche Rollladensteuerungen, Dimmer, intelligente Steckdosen und Heizungsregler sowie komplette, verbraucherorientierte Lösungen mit Gateways und Apps für iOS und Android.
ubisys technologies GmbH
+49. (0)211. 54 21 55 – 00
ubisys technologies GmbH
Am Wehrhahn 45
D – 40211 Düsseldorf
T: +49. (0)211. 54 21 55 – 00
F: +49. (0)211. 54 21 55 – 99
Investor Relations Contact
VP, Investor Relations
Media Contact Wireless Connectivity