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Semitech Semiconductor's SM2200 Selected As Editor's Choice Product By Embedded Computing Design

New PLC Chip Chosen for Spotlight in ECD's Deep Green "Green In" Section

Singapore, November 3, 2010 - Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of power line communications solutions that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid, today announced that its SM2200 PLC chip has been selected as an Editor's Choice Product in Embedded Computing Design magazine's 'Deep Green' section.

"In our Deep Green Editor's Choice section, we take a look at technology that is helping design green into today's new products," noted Don Dingee, editorial director, Embedded Computing Design and OpenSystems Media. "Semitech's noise adapting SM2200 chip is helping to turn the power grid into a smart grid - with the goal of enabling more efficient resource utilization - including water, electricity, industrial/building management, street light control, and power distribution."

Due to harsh noise and variations in equipment and differing standards, communications over the power grid are difficult. Semitech uses modulation and signal processing technology that is adjustable in speed but also "frequency agile" to deliver highly robust and reliable communications. Leveraging its multi-frequency technologies, Semitech has developed the devices that enable the world’s most reliable communications over power lines.

Semitech's SM2200 is an OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) based power line transceiver. This next generation OFDMA power line communication transceiver is designed to operate in particularly noise prone smart grid environments, and is targeting networking applications. The SM2200 delivers the highest reliability power line communications, and is designed with an emphasis on Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Automated Meter Reading (AMR) applications where low cost and high performance features are required.

Applications for the SM2200 include advanced metering infrastructure and automated meter reading, street lighting control, smart energy home area networking, home automation, building automation, and other deployments requiring communications over an existing power line. The technology behind the SM2200 was tested and successfully deployed in over 1000 nodes in China.

About Semitech Semiconductor Pte. Ltd.
Semitech Semiconductor, headquartered in Singapore, provides the semiconductor devices that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid. By connecting utilities to their customers, Semitech's chips help to transform homes into energy-aware "smart homes" that react to conditions on the grid, thus implementing a worldwide communications network based on the existing power grid.

Semitech's devices are used in smart meters, smart grid monitors and street light controllers to implement a connected system that is significantly more reliable and flexible than existing approaches - and interoperates well with prior deployments.

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