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Semtech and Murata unveil new LoRa offering, how long until a network?

Semtech and Murata have unveiled a new LoRa modem that is closely tied to Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Device and Application Services. Perhaps it’s just more vertical expansion, akin to Arm’s pivot to offering more of the services that its chips need to actually be useful out in the wild, rather than the precursor to Semtech pulling-a-Sigfox and going it alone as an LPWAN operator, but one can wonder. The very fetchingly titled CMWX1ZZABZ-104 is an embedded modem built around Semtech’s LoRa chip, with additional Murata hardware to create a drop-in component that can power an IoT device’s U-LPWAN connectivity. For Semtech, this is a sale of a chip, and for Murata, this is a component sale – expanding on its…

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