Semtech has rebranded to include its acquisition of Sierra Wi-fi into its iconography and impose some visible logic on its expanded product portfolio – and likewise to place itself, as a house for each non-cellular and mobile IoT, as a proponent of planet-saving tech. The transfer displays the significance of its secure of IoT pursuits, which incorporates long-time possession of the LoRa know-how and brand-new stewardship of mobile IoT outfit Sierra Wi-fi.
These wi-fi radio frequency (RF) enterprise parts are solely items in its broader providing; California-based Semtech was based in 1960 as a maker of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors for varied shopper and enterprise computing markets. It purchased LoRa, because the core know-how for LoRa-based gadgets and LoRaWAN networks, from France-based IoT originator Cycleo for $5 million in money in 2012.
The acquisition of Canadian mobile IoT module maker and airtime supplier Sierra Wi-fi, which closed in January, beefs-up its low-power wide-area (LPWA) portfolio, with a statement-making tour into cellular-based connectivity, and a full-scale chip-to-cloud answer portfolio. The rebrand, which reduces-down the Sierra Wi-fi IoT motif instead of the previous S-logo, makes clear the significance of the deal to Semtech, and likewise of IoT to the agency.
An announcement stated the acquisition gives Semtech with a “big selection of semiconductors, mobile modules and routers, software program, and related companies to simplify and speed up digital transformation”. It referred to as the brand new brand-logo “modernized”, and an emblem of their mixed “strengths in semiconductor, connectivity, and IoT”. It additionally spoke of a brand new “color palette of eco-friendly shades” to articulate its concentrate on “sustainable know-how options”.
Successfully, Semtech has (sensibly) simplified the previous Sierra Wi-fi model motif, and defined it away as a visible illustration of connectivity, information, and circuitry (see graphic beneath). It has additionally softened the sharp-edged Semtech typeface with a capitalised tech-friendly font that additionally works with its serious-minded Business 4.0 focus. Its eco-minded colourway seems to be like a straight mixture of grass / planet inexperienced and sea / tech blue – at a guess.
Semtech made some extent to stress its non-IoT enterprise parts, which seem to sidelined considerably within the model refresh, however that are complementary with its expanded IoT push, it stated. “Semtech’s safety enterprise additionally helps to remove e-waste and its sign integrity enterprise gives low energy options for main information facilities,” it said..
Julie McGee, chief advertising and marketing officer at Semtech, stated: “I’m very excited to unveil our new visible identification that captures the brand new Semtech. Our new identification embodies our imaginative and prescient, our values and the core promise of our model to ship innovation and trade management and to be a trusted and valued associate of the world’s innovators, working to develop options to allow a wiser, extra related and sustainable planet.”