Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon join ZigBee Alliance

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things, has announced 38 new members have joined since the beginning of 2016 including Nokia, Qualcomm, Verizon and Johnson Controls.

This rapid growth reflects continued industry-wide support for the organization and its latest low-power RF solutions for a smarter, greener IoT – from innovative new companies to major, market-moving brands that are serious about contributing to interoperability, collaboration and unification.

“These 38 organizations represent an international movement to bring the Internet of Things forward on a universal scale that’s not hindered by country borders, brands or language,” said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, ZigBee Alliance. “Our members are focused, producing results, and ZigBee 3.0 is generating explosive interest as we rally the industry around the goal of meaningful IoT interoperability via a consolidated approach to the market.”

“The flurry in membership activity we’ve experienced in just the past four months since announcing ZigBee 3.0, plus the recent acquisitions of Daintree by Current (by GE) and GreenPeak by Qorvo, indicate the industry’s large-scale investment in ZigBee technologies for next-generation IoT products,” said John E. Osborne II, Chairman of the ZigBee Alliance board. “We’re proud to see continued growth of the ZigBee brand and we’re pressing full-steam ahead.” 

Guiding the organization’s efforts, the ZigBee Alliance board is an international lineup of proven industry leaders: Comcast Cable, Itron Inc., The Kroger Co., Landis+Gyr, Legrand Group, Midea Group, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Texas Instruments and Wulian.

To join the ZigBee Alliance and help shape and accelerate the Internet of Things, get inspired here or to learn more about ZigBee 3.0 and how this newly ratified IoT specification unifies existing ZigBee standards to work in harmony and be Better Together, visit www.zigbee.org.

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