Sheffield, UK – Tuesday 6th December, 2005 -- Jennic has announced a partnership with Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry (III) to deliver ZigBee solutions. As the primary ICT research development organization in Taiwan, III has ported its ZigBee stack to Jennic’s JN5121 IEEE802.15.4 wireless microcontroller, and is now able to offer this solution to local customers in Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific Region. The result of this joint development will be shown at the ZigBee Alliance Open House in Hong Kong this week (8th December 2005, Langham Place Hotel).
The ZigBee stack is developed by the Networks and Multimedia Institute (NMI) of III, which has been involved in wireless sensor network and IEEE802.15.4 related research fields since 2002. Having joined the ZigBee Alliance in early 2004 and evolved as an IEEE802.15.4/ZigBee software solution provider, III became the first company in Asia to pass the ZigBee Compliant Platform certification.
Tony Lucido, VP marketing at Jennic commented, “We are seeing very strong interest in ZigBee applications in Asia. Our strategy is to work closely with partners like III to provide a strong regional presence.”
Dr. J. C. Dorng, VP and general director of the NMI, indicated, “We are pleased to work with Jennic in combining its state of the art wireless microcontroller with III’s ZigBee stack and excellent application middleware capability to produce a differentiated solution. We are confident this will drive the adoption and growth of wireless sensor network applications in Asia.”
Jennic is a fabless semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution into new applications. Its expertise in systems and software combined with world class RF and digital chip design provides low cost, highly integrated silicon solutions for the low power short range wireless data market with a focus on the IEEE802.15.4 and ZigBee standards. The company's products include state-of-the-art low power wireless microcontrollers, transceivers and low cost development platforms. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, and employing over 60 people, Jennic is privately held and has a track record of successful silicon chip development for wireless applications over the last nine years.