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STMicro makes LoRa waves with Tencent and Semtech, new SoC

STMicroelectronics, a Swiss silicon specialist, has announced a new partnership with Semtech, to create a System-on-Chip (SoC) that combines one of STMicro’s STM32 microcontrollers (MCU) with a LoRa radio. The single-chip LoRa offering should catch developer attention, and a cooperation partnership with Tencent Cloud won’t hurt its Chinese ambitions either. Semtech, the owner of the IP behind the LoRa physical layer, was initially the only supplier of LoRa radio silicon. Licensing partnerships with Microchip and STMicro came later, expanding the choice of silicon providers for LoRa adopters – but always ensuring that Semtech got a royalty. Now, STMicro seems to have taken things a step further, in building the STM32WLE5 SoC – combining the application processor (the MCU) with the…

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