DEVICES

Soracom Partners with IDEMIA to Deliver IoT-optimized eSIM Capability

Soracom | July 26, 2022 | Read time : 03:38 min

Soracom
Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, today announced a partnership with IDEMIA, a leading company in identity technologies, to offer innovative SMBs, SMEs and enterprises in North America and Europe expanded embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) capabilities based on IDEMIA's IoT-optimized DAKOTA SMART eSIM technology. The offering is the first deployment of DAKOTA SMART in the United States.

This GSMA-certified eSIM is designed to specifically meet the needs of IoT devices, even low-cost devices with highly constrained memory, power and processing capability. IDEMIA’s eSIM technology features advanced low-power capabilities, including Suspend, Resume, and eDRX, making it more power efficient for LTE-M/NB-IoT services while supporting all cellular standards from 2G to 5G where available. It is available in standard MFF2 (5x6mm), ultra-compact plug-in card (2x2mm), and chip scale package (CSP) form factors with commercial- and industrial-grade versions available.

The cloud-native Soracom platform is also intended specifically for the needs of the companies and teams building new experiences around connected devices. Soracom's global connectivity and industry-leading network management tools help to reduce total cost of ownership, accelerate speed to market, and ensure complete control over every connection in a customer's IoT fleet.

In addition to the GSMA standard Remote SIM Provisioning capability, DAKOTA SMART is compatible with Soracom's Subscription Containers multi-IMSI solution, which extends profile management capabilities to any Soracom SIM or eSIM connected with Soracom’s standard global data plan. This allows profile-swapping where multiple profiles are available without interrupting access to Soracom platform services.

“Many potential IoT applications have strict requirements in terms of highly constrained memory, power and processing capabilities,” said Kenta Yasukawa, cofounder and CTO at Soracom. “Together, Soracom and IDEMIA are removing these barriers to entry, making it simple for companies to build new, leading-edge IoT experiences for their customers around the world.”

“The ever-evolving world of IoT demands and drives innovation to help bring this connected world to life. We are delighted to be part of the Soracom journey as they expand their global reach and technology evolution. Utilizing our flagship eSIM solution, with its full range of connectivity options, form factors and dedicated IoT features, together we will enable new innovative solutions in this diverse ecosystem,”

Jason Rousseau-Hall, Business Director for IoT M2M, Connectivity Services, IDEMIA


About IDEMIA
As leader in identity technologies, IDEMIA is on a mission to unlock the world and make it safer. Backed by cutting-edge R&D, IDEMIA provides unique technologies, underpinned by long-standing expertise in biometrics, cryptography, data analytics, systems and smart devices. IDEMIA offers its public and private customers payment, connectivity, access control, travel, identity and public security solutions. Every day, around the world, IDEMIA secures billions of interactions in the physical and digital worlds.

With nearly 15,000 employees, IDEMIA is trusted by over 600 governmental organizations and more than 2,300 enterprises spread over 180 countries, with an impactful, ethical and socially responsible approach.

Spotlight

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive the next technological revolution that will change how we live and work. IoT will enable billions of devices with intelligent sensors and machine learning capabilities that will communicate, sense, and interact with internal or
external systems, all without human intervention.

Spotlight

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive the next technological revolution that will change how we live and work. IoT will enable billions of devices with intelligent sensors and machine learning capabilities that will communicate, sense, and interact with internal or
external systems, all without human intervention.

Related News

ENTERPRISE IOT

Skyworks and Sequans Introduce the World’s Smallest LTE-M/NB-IoT System-in-Package Solution

Skyworks | November 18, 2022

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. and Sequans Communications S.A. introduced the SKY66431, a 5G Massive IoT SiP (system-in-package) solution. This next-generation SiP combines Sequans’ Monarch 2 modem with Skyworks’ industry-leading RF front-end solution, creating the world’s smallest LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity platform in a single package. Essential to critical infrastructure, low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) products meet stringent operational requirements for durability, battery lifespan and reliability. Designed to address the increasing demand for form-factor driven cellular LPWAN end points, the SKY66431 is ideally suited for utility meters, asset trackers, security and alert systems and other battery-powered devices such as wearable medical and fleet management. The number of installed LPWAN devices is expected to reach 2.4 billion by 20261. The SKY66431 is a highly integrated multi-band, multi-chip SiP supporting 5G Massive IoT platforms, offering high performance connectivity with ultra-low power consumption. Its native 23 dBm front-end module leverages Skyworks’ RF design and advanced packaging expertise that optimizes reliability in demanding environments and allows for extremely small footprint designs while maintaining simplified PCB design rules. With SiP form factor-enabling miniaturization and fully encapsulated silver-free conformal shielding, the SKY66431 package is a key differentiator enabling ultra-compact, flexible and robust end-product designs. The SKY66431 is being certified by a number of industry and regulatory agencies, as well as multiple network operators. This SiP is available now for select customers, with general availability expected in the first quarter of 2023. “As modern connected devices evolve, Skyworks’ extensive expertise within this market and advanced packaging technologies allow us to drive improvements in power consumption, size and advanced connectivity features to meet the rigorous performance requirements of our customers,” said Stefan Fulga, senior director of marketing for IoT and emerging products at Skyworks. “The SKY66431 SiP enables simplified, yet high performance designs that operate reliably worldwide, accelerating time-to-market for our customers.” “The new SKY66431 SiP is a compelling IoT connectivity solution, It is a comprehensive, all-in-one platform combining the technologies of two industry leaders who have included all of the critical components needed in one powerful, tiny SiP that is ideal for a wide range of IoT applications, from wearables, including medical devices and trackers, to sophisticated smart utility meters, requiring advanced packaging and capabilities.” Georges Karam, Sequans’ CEO To learn more about the SKY66431 SiP, please visit: sequans.com/products/monarch-2-sip/. Skyworks will be exhibiting at Electronica in Stand B5-138, taking place in Munich from Nov. 15-18, 2022, where the company will be highlighting its latest infrastructure, IoT, automotive, timing and power solutions. About Sequans Sequans Communications S.A. is a leading developer and supplier of cellular IoT connectivity solutions, providing chips and modules for 5G/4G massive and broadband IoT. For 5G/4G massive IoT applications, Sequans provides a comprehensive product portfolio based on its flagship Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platforms, featuring industry-leading low power consumption, a large set of integrated functionalities, and global deployment capability. For 5G/4G broadband IoT applications, Sequans offers a product portfolio based on its Cassiopeia Cat 4/Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms, optimized for low-cost residential, enterprise, and industrial applications. Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In. About Skyworks Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution. Our highly innovative analog and mixed signal semiconductors are connecting people, places and things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, defense, entertainment and gaming, industrial, medical, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Skyworks is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America and is a member of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100® market indices.

Read More

ENTERPRISE IOT

Semtech Corporation and Sierra Wireless Receive Second Requests from DOJ Under Hart-Scott-Rodino Act

Semtech | October 20, 2022

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) and Sierra Wireless, Inc. today announced that each company has received a request for additional information and documentary material (commonly known as a “second request”) from the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in connection with Semtech’s previously announced acquisition of Sierra Wireless. The second requests were issued under notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). Issuance of the second requests extends the waiting period under the HSR Act until 30 days after Semtech and Sierra Wireless have substantially complied with the second requests, unless that period is extended voluntarily by the parties or otherwise terminated by the DOJ. Semtech and Sierra Wireless believe the transaction will benefit customers of both companies and are cooperating fully with the DOJ in order to facilitate its review. Semtech and Sierra Wireless look forward to continuing to work with the DOJ to resolve their open questions and bring their review to a close. Of further note, Semtech received a no action letter from the Canadian Competition Bureau on October 3, 2022, satisfying the Competition Act Approval condition to closing. The parties are working to close the transaction as expeditiously as possible, within the timeframe initially provided under the arrangement agreement, which (inclusive of extensions) ends no later than March 3, 2023, unless extended further by mutual agreement of the parties. About Semtech Corporation Semtech Corporation is a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer and industrial equipment. Semtech’s products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. Semtech 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. About Sierra Wireless Sierra Wireless is a world leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services, and software to unlock value in the connected economy. Sierra Wireless works with its customers to develop the right industry-specific solution for their IoT deployments, whether this is an integrated solution to help connect edge devices to the cloud, a software/API service to manage processes with billions of connected assets, or a platform to extract real-time data to improve business decisions. With more than 25 years of cellular IoT experience, Sierra Wireless is a global partner customers trust to deliver them their next IoT solution.

Read More

ENTERPRISE IOT

Smart Factory Kunshan and Tencent Cloud Sign MOU to Empower Chinese and German SMEs with IIoT Solutions and Cloud Technologies

Tencent Cloud | October 27, 2022

Startup Factory China with its embedded Smart Factory Kunshan IIoT Hub and Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology company Tencent, laid the foundation and road map for a deeper collaboration to empower Chinese and German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions and cloud technologies in a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The digitalization of manufacturing and maintenance services to counter costs will result in an increase of IT workload by 32 % in the industry and 21 % in manufacturing on (mostly) private clouds by 2025, as predicted by McKinsey in their recent "Cloud in China" outlook. SMEs in particular, such as the German companies that have invested in the Startup Factory incubator near Shanghai, will require a strong partner like Tencent Cloud for this transformational step – not only in terms of cloud-based data storage, but also for the development of data-driven service and maintenance models for their clients in China. By joining Smart Factory Kunshan's partner program, Tencent Cloud becomes an active member of the IIoT Hub community from day one and gains access to a powerful platform for various events and real-life demonstrations of its IIoT solutions on the manufacturing shopfloor towards Chinese and German SMEs. Both parties also aim to co-host IIoT events in Smart Factory Lab and real-life demonstrations on the manufacturing shopfloor of Tencent Cloud's IIoT solutions. The MOU is a step towards the migration of Startup Factory Kunshan's IT systems to Tencent Cloud. "We are very proud to have yet another global technology company to join us as a strategic partner." stated Bernd Reitmeier, founder of Startup Factory and co-founder of Smart Factory Kunshan. As one of the world's leading cloud companies, Tencent Cloud is committed to creating innovative solutions to resolve real-world issues and enabling digital transformation for smart industries. Through its robust global data center infrastructure of 70 availability zones across 26 geographical regions, Tencent Cloud provides businesses across the globe with stable and secure industry-leading cloud products and services, leveraging technological advancements such as cloud computing, Big Data analytics, AI, IoT and network security. Tencent Cloud builds the cloud services in accordance with internationally recognized standards for information security and IT management, thereby providing our customers with cloud services certified by authoritative third-party accrediting agencies. We meet a number of international data compliance and information security requirements, including CSA STAR, K-ISMS, ISO 27001, 27017, 27018, 27701 and more. We also strictly abide by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Startup Factory is the largest incubator for small and mid-sized European enterprises that are looking for assembly or production facilities, a repair workshop or a "job shop" in China to expand their business. At present, Startup Factory operates subsidiaries for 38 European companies on 40,000 sqm with a total of more than 350 employees at its site in Kunshan, near Shanghai. Smart Factory Kunshan IIoT Hub, along with its partner network is an open ecosystem for Industrial IoT technologies especially for medium-sized manufacturing companies and a lighthouse project of bilateral cooperation on intelligent manufacturing between China and Germany. The purpose of the demonstration and integration factory is to create an innovative environment for Industrial Internet of Things/ Industry 4.0 from research to demonstration and education in a real-life production environment. About Tencent Cloud Tencent Cloud, one of the world's leading cloud companies, is committed to creating innovative solutions to resolve real-world issues and enabling digital transformation for smart industries. Through our extensive global infrastructure, Tencent Cloud provides businesses across the globe with stable and secure industry-leading cloud products and services, leveraging technological advancements such as cloud computing, Big Data analytics, AI, IoT and network security. It is our constant mission to meet the needs of industries across the board, including the fields of gaming, media and entertainment, finance, healthcare, property, retail, travel and transportation.

Read More