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SafeKard™ and Neosen Energy Collaborate to design Industry’s 1st Rechargeable LoRaWAN Campus Safety

Neosen Energy, a privately held company, developing wirelessly charged systems and printable technologies for next generation IoT systems announced a collaboration to accelerate the widespread deployment of LoRaWAN based Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Neosen Energy will design and develop Campus safety devices with SafeKard and Semtech's LoRa® Technologies. The system will connect through existing mass notification or Security systems providing the fastest response geo-locating system on the market.

Safe-Kard is a privately held company that holds the Intellectual Property that combines SOS location and access control in a personal wearable device. Our goal is to provide user accessible solutions that operate standalone or in conjunction with Mass notification infrastructures and systems enhancing Public Safety capability, and performance.

CAMARILLO, Calif. and ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Semtech’s LoRa technology is widely regarded as the de-facto platform for building Low Power, Wide Area Networks due its long-range and low-power capabilities combined with its extremely low cost.

To help accelerate the next generation of LPWAN IoT technologies, Semtech has invested in Neosen Energy due to its strong competencies in IoT, wireless charging and energy harvesting systems. The two companies are working closely to target applications that have the potential to create entirely new IoT ecosystems. Neosen Energy brings system design, cloud computing expertise to applications for disposable and rechargeable IoT sensors and devices, which, in conjunction with Semtech’s leadership in IoT technologies enables high volume deployments a reality.

"Collaborating with SafeKard™ and Semtech introduces Neosen Energy to a fast-growing IoT ecosystem," said Paul Garrity, Neosen Energy's CEO. "We are excited to bring a new wave of products, disposable and rechargeable solutions to the family of LoRaWAN products. The adoption of these safety devices and solutions is just beginning but we anticipate will spread across numerous IoT applications including hospitals, elderly homes, construction sites and cityscape management associations, asset management and advertising.”

“We are delighted to have Neosen as a collaborator/partner with us on the development of the latest Campus Safety devices and systems said Norman Harris, SafeKard’s™ Chief Executive Officer. Their expertise in IoT, wireless charging systems and specifically their ability to design ultra-low power end devices in a cost efficient, and practical manner, is a win win for SafeKard™.” Continued Harris. Photos accompanying this announcement are available at (URL) “We continue to have Neosen as a collaborator/partner with us on the development of the next wave of connected LoRaWAN products said Jean-Paul Bardyn, Semtech’s Chief Technology Officer. Their expertise in IoT, power management, wireless charging systems and specifically their ability to provide a full turnkey end to end environment, is very impressive and encouraging.” Continued Bardyn.

Neosen , SafeKard™ and Semtech are working with strategic partners to deploy the first SafeKard™ devices in the 1H CY2019.

Devices and Wireless RF Technology

Semtech's LoRa devices and wireless RF technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 65 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech's LoRa site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.

About Neosen

Energy Neosen Energy is one of the foremost innovators in IoT end devices, GW’s,backhaul environment, Inductive and resonant wireless power, and wireless powered systems. The market’s first tri-mode wireless transmitter and WPC certified fast charging wireless transmitter modules up to 15W were introduced by Neosen Energy in 2016. Our products are further enhanced using Semtech's LoRa wireless RF technology into rechargeable asset devices, sensors and tags using Neosen’s Sense Node technology.

About SafeKard

SafeKard™ is a privately held company that holds the Intellectual Property that combines SOS location and access control in a personal wearable device. Safe-Kard is a slim state-of-the-art bracket that accepts any ID Badge Access Key Card, and is equipped with a panic button to send an instant SOS with the user's ID and location. The premise of Safe-Kard is many markets require ID Badges, personal safety is #1, and cell phone based solutions expose the gap in the marketplace of 1 second to attack vs. 7 seconds to dial 911.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "to accelerate," "will," "designed to," or other similar words or expressions, that describe Semtech Corporation's or its management's future plans, objectives or goals are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the SafeHarbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements Rechargeable LoRa tracking device by Neosen Energy with Sense Node involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of Semtech Corporation to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in Semtech Corporation's annual and quarterly reports, and in other documents or reports, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( including, without limitation, information under the captions "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors." Semtech Corporation assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Semtech, the Semtech logo, and LoRa are registered trademarks or service marks, and LoRaWAN is a trademark or service mark, of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates.

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Paul Garrity - Neosen Energy

Norman Harris - SafeKard

Ronda Grech - Semtech Corporation

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