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Renesas and Sequans Partner to Develop IoT Modules Based on Sequans Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT Platform

October 23, 2020 / Business Wire
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Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Sequans Communications, a leading provider of 5G/4G chips and modules for IoT, will partner to develop IoT modules based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform. The modules are designed to provide IoT companies with an integrated microcontroller (MCU) plus connectivity platform that streamlines and simplifies IoT system design for many applications, including smart city, smart home, and industrial IoT. The collaboration between the two companies includes providing support for multiple network providers worldwide.

The first Renesas module based on Sequans Monarch is expected to debut mid-Q4, to be followed by additional modules with added features such as Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) capabilities. The collaboration brings together the advanced LTE-M/NB-IoT technology of Sequans and the MCU leadership and marketing power of Renesas’ sales channels, accelerating th...