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New Field-proven Sales Team to Fuel Expansion in Asia-Pacific (APAC)

SYDNEY and IRVINE, Calif., Feb, 16, 2022 – Morse Micro, a fabless semiconductor company reinventing Wi-Fi® for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has expanded its presence In Asia and added three executive sales team members. Morse Micro Asia will support our local teams and customers across Asia’s growing economies including Taiwan, greater China, Korea and Japan.

The new executive team will focus on growing the company’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow customer base in their respective markets, engaging and developing strategic Wi-Fi module and reference design partners, and expanding distribution channels, among other key activities.

“This is an important milestone in Morse Micro’s international growth and reflects the rate at which customers across the Asia-Pacific region are adopting Wi-Fi HaLow for a host of low-power, long-reach IoT applications,” said Michael De Nil, co-founder and chief executive officer at Morse Micro. “The collective breadth of experience of these new members to the Morse Micro team will help increase our customer base and market penetration in the strategic APAC region as we look to continue to grow our global presence as a market leader in innovative Wi-Fi CERTIFIED HaLow solutions.”

Key local team leaders:

  • Derek Park, Vice President of Business Development and Country Manager, Korea: Park has 25-years of experience in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries, and has served in product marketing and sales positions at NXP Semiconductors, Broadcom and InvenSense (TDK).
  • Eddie Chang, Country Manager, Taiwan and Greater China: Jui-Yang (Eddie) Chang has over 15 years of experience in Wi-Fi chip sales in Taiwan and greater China for Broadcom and later Cypress, and Infineon. 
  • Kenji Tanaka, Country Manager, Japan: Tanaka has 25 years of experience in semiconductor sales in both Japan and the United States, most recently with Microchip Technology and Wolfspeed.

Morse Micro’s comprehensive Wi-Fi HaLow portfolio includes the industry’s smallest, fastest and lowest power IEEE 802.11ah compliant SoCs. The MM6104 SoC supports 1, 2 and 4 MHz channel bandwidth. The higher performance MM6108 SoC supports 1, 2, 4 and 8 MHz bandwidth and is capable of delivering tens of Mbps throughput to support streaming HD video. These Wi-Fi HaLow SoCs provide 10x the range, 100x the area and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi solutions.

Using narrow frequency bands in the unlicensed sub-1 GHz spectrum outside the highly congested 2.4 GHz traditional Wi-Fi band, the IEEE 802.11ah based Wi-Fi HaLow signals penetrate obstacles more easily and can extend beyond 1 km, connecting far-flung IoT devices across residential, retail, office park, campus, warehouse and factory environments. Developed specifically for the IoT and supporting the latest enterprise grade WPA3 security, a single Wi-Fi HaLow access point (AP) can connect up to 8,191 devices, simplifying network deployment and reducing costs.

Morse Micro is sampling the smallest, fastest and lowest power Wi-Fi HaLow SoCs and modules for customer evaluation. Contact us today.

About Morse Micro
Morse Micro is a fast-growing fabless semiconductor company developing Wi-Fi HaLow solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) market that can reach 10x the range of conventional Wi-Fi technology and last many years on a single battery. The company was founded by Wi-Fi pioneers and innovators, Michael De Nil and Andrew Terry, joined by the original Wi-Fi inventor Prof. Neil Weste and wireless industry veterans, whose teams designed Wi-Fi chips into billions of smartphones. Headquartered in Australia with offices in China, India and the U.S., Morse Micro’s strong and diverse system team, portfolio of IP and patents, enables Wi-Fi HaLow connectivity across the complete IoT ecosystem, from surveillance systems and access control to industrial automation and mobile devices, allowing connected devices to reach farther. www.morsemicro.com

IEEE 802.11ah Solution Redefines IoT Connectivity with Fastest 8MHz Channel Throughput, Lowest Power Consumption and Smallest Size

SYDNEY and IRVINE, Calif., July 13, 2021 – Morse Micro, a fabless semiconductor company reinventing Wi-Fi® for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the availability of Wi-Fi HaLow system-on-chip (SoC) and module samples to early access partners and key customers. These samples, combined with Morse Micro’s easy-to-use evaluation kits, give developers the opportunity to evaluate the market-leading throughput, power efficiency and extended range of the company’s Wi-Fi HaLow solutions.

Morse Micro’s comprehensive Wi-Fi HaLow portfolio includes the industry’s smallest, fastest and lowest power IEEE 802.11ah compliant SoCs. The MM6104 SoC supports 1, 2 and 4 MHz channel bandwidth. The higher performance MM6108 SoC supports 1, 2, 4 and 8 MHz bandwidth and is capable of delivering tens of Mbps throughput to support streaming HD video. These Wi-Fi HaLow SoCs provide 10x the range, 100x the area and 1000x the volume of traditional Wi-Fi solutions.

Using narrow frequency bands in the unlicensed sub-1 GHz spectrum outside the highly congested 2.4 GHz traditional Wi-Fi band, Wi-Fi HaLow signals penetrate obstacles more easily and can extend beyond 1 km, connecting far-flung IoT devices across residential, retail, office park, campus, warehouse and factory environments. Developed specifically for the IoT and supporting the latest WPA3 security, a single Wi-Fi HaLow access point (AP) can connect up to 8,191 devices, simplifying network deployment and reducing costs.

“The massive capacity and extended range of our Wi-Fi HaLow solution, combined with market-leading power efficiency and 8MHz channel throughput, will redefine Wi-Fi connectivity for the IoT,” said Michael De Nil, co-founder and chief executive officer at Morse Micro. “As a co-chair of the Wi-Fi HaLow Task Group, Morse Micro is actively promoting Wi-Fi Alliance certification and progressing in the HaLow certification program. By delivering IEEE 802.11ah-compliant SoC and module samples for evaluation, we’re helping our partners and customers accelerate the market shift to Wi-Fi HaLow technology.”

Morse Micro’s standards-based Wi-Fi HaLow solutions leverage the industry’s most ubiquitous wireless protocol, Wi-Fi, to expand connectivity across the IoT ecosystem and overcome the fundamental weaknesses of existing wireless technologies by offering ultra-low power, longer range and secure connections at much higher capacities. Morse Micro’s diverse portfolio of SoCs, modules, software, IP and patents is playing a critical role in accelerating Wi-Fi HaLow deployment. The company’s Wi-Fi HaLow solutions address commercial, residential and industrial IoT markets in applications such as access control, security cameras, industrial automation, retail and mobile devices at throughputs and ranges that will enable new IoT use cases.

Purpose-Built SoCs for Wi-Fi HaLow Connectivity

Designed in compliance with the IEEE 802.11ah standard, Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow SoC family is poised to redefine low-power, long-reach Wi-Fi connectivity for the IoT.  MM6108 and MM6104 SoCs provide a single-chip Wi-Fi HaLow solution incorporating the radio, PHY and MAC and offering data rates that range from tens of Mbps to hundreds of Kbps at the farthest range. The radio supports operation in sub-GHz ISM bands worldwide between 750 MHz and 950 MHz.

The MM6108 and MM6104 RF interface provides the option to use on-chip amplification for typical low-power, low-cost IoT devices, or an additional external PCB-mounted power amplifier (PA) or front-end module (FEM) for ultra-long-reach applications. The RF receiver utilizes a high-linearity low-noise amplifier (LNA).

Morse Micro’s low-power IC design, combined with the IEEE 802.11ah standard, enables extended sleep times and lower power consumption for battery-operated client devices, achieving longer battery life durations than other existing IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax generations.

Morse Micro MM6108 and MM6104 SoCs Key Features

  • IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow transceiver for low-power, long-reach IoT applications
  • Radio supporting worldwide sub-1 GHz frequency bands
  • On-chip power amplifier with support for external FEM option
  • Power management unit (PMU) supporting ultra-low-power operation modes
  • WPA3 Security
  • SDIO 2.0 and SPI host interface options
  • GPIO/UART/I2C/PWM peripheral options
  • 6 mm x 6 mm QFN48 package

Availability

Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow evaluation kits, as well as samples of the MM6108 and MM6104 SoCs and modules, will be available to early access partners and key customers starting late July. For more information about Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow solutions and to pre-order evaluation kits, visit morsemicro.com.

Morse Micro will demonstrate its Wi-Fi HaLow technology and evaluation kits at ISC West 2021, July 19-21, 2021. Contact Morse Micro to schedule a meeting at morsemicro.com/contact-us/.