Global Semiconductor Company Joins ZigBee Board to Shape Future of the Connected World
SAN RAMON, Calif. – June 3, 2014 – The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) is the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors, increasing the company’s existing membership to ‘Promoter’ level.
NXP has long supplied microcontrollers and transceivers for smart homes, connected lighting, and energy efficiency applications based on ZigBee standards. NXP has also developed a variety of ZigBee Certified platforms and reference designs for key markets including energy efficiency, connected devices, security and health.
“NXP is an established member of the Alliance, and we have played an active role in standards development activities. This new role is a logical next step in our relationship,” said Pieter Hooijmans, VP R&D BU Security & Connectivity at NXP.
“This development further supports our strategy to enable secure connections for a smarter world,” added Hans Rijns, SVP and CTO at NXP. “By collaborating with the ZigBee Alliance, we continue to develop the most innovative products to shape our connected future.”
NXP joins Comcast Cable, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Itron Inc., Kroger, Landis+Gyr, Legrand Group, Philips Electronics, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, and Texas Instruments on the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.
“NXP’s addition to the ZigBee Alliance Board is a significant endorsement of the strategic leadership ZigBee plays in the marketplace for the Internet of Things,” said Tobin J. M. Richardson, President and CEO of the ZigBee Alliance. “NXP’s commitment to open, global standards and its portfolio of innovative products will help spread adoption of ZigBee standards and promote Internet of Things applications around the world.”
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.82 billion in 2013. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400 organizations driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: www.ZigBee.org.
GolinHarris for the ZigBee Alliance