Semtech and Comcast’s machineQ Sponsor City Innovate to Foster Development of Smart Cities

Semtech and Comcast’s machineQ Sponsor City Innovate to Foster Development of Smart Cities

STIR program brings startup tech companies and 100 global city governments together to develop innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to solve everyday challenges

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2018 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and machineQ™, Comcast’s enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, are the first corporate co-sponsors of City Innovate’s Startup in Residence (STIR), a program guiding city government agencies in developing IoT user-centered products and services. STIR connects municipalities into the 21st century while solving challenges facing cities and improving the lives of their citizens, including reducing parking congestion, monitoring waste management and controlling street lights remotely.

“As IoT connectivity transforms every business and every industry, cities are looking for the right platforms and trusted partners to help accelerate their digital transformation,” said Jay Nath, Executive Director at City Innovate. “With our first partnership, Semtech and Comcast’s machineQ are harnessing each other’s strengths not only to power our startups, but also to empower our government partners to imagine new solutions to the urgent challenges facing cities.”

Semtech 和 machineQ 提供基于 LoRaWAN™ 开放标准的物联网连接,与 City Innovate 的合作有助于加速实现这一目标。STIR 让市政府有机会利用 Semtech 的 LoRa® 器件和无线射频技术(LoRa 技术)以及 machineQ 基于 LoRaWAN 的无线网络,来开发远距离、低功耗的物联网应用。每家注册 STIR 的初创公司都将在一个城市机构内工作 16 周,以共同设计一项解决方案,并在演示日(Demo Day)公布和进行全球直播。City Innovate 将与旧金山市和 Bridge SF 携手,于 5 月 22 日至 24 日在 Bridge SF 2018 期间举办首个演示日(Demo Day)。

“Urban tech has the potential to reinvent our cities and make them more livable, sustainable and efficient. With programs like STIR, forward-thinking organizations like City Innovate are breaking down barriers to entry for entrepreneurs in this emerging field, and helping governments realize the benefits of IoT and implement solutions to benefit their operations and residents,” said Alex Khorram, General Manager of machineQ. “We’re committed to making all facets of cities smarter through innovation and technology – from residences to businesses to governments – and we’re looking forward to working with City Innovate to further its mission.”

MachineQ™ 最近在旧金山湾区启动了其基于 LoRaWAN™ 的物联网网络,使初创企业和开发者能够使用其网络将物联网解决方案连接到云。旧金山市拥有近一百万居民,正准备大规模改造社区服务,以解决当地的挑战。City Innovate 总部位于旧金山,且正在旧金山积极部署,努力于让城市受益于物联网技术。

“Innovation has touched every part of our lives, and city governments need long range, low power solutions to create smarter cities,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “By co-sponsoring STIR, we are bringing cities into the digital age and an opportunity to adopt a leading IoT platform, such as Semtech’s LoRa Technology, to support a variety of smart city applications.”

关于我们 STIR

Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startup companies with government agencies to develop technology products that solve real civic challenges. During the 16-week program, startups use a streamlined procurement process to develop solution for government agencies with an expedited pathway to implementation. Government agencies get their problems solved faster, with mitigated risk, while startup companies gain access to potential customers and leaders in the government market. For more information, visit

About City Innovate

City Innovate helps government address and navigate complex urban technology challenges.  Our mission is to help develop user-centered products and services for the 21st century by connecting government with the private and academic sectors. 

City Innovate allows city leaders to build frameworks around data-driven policy decisions, and help scale these frameworks so government can deliver services effectively and efficiently to more citizens. For more information, visit

About machineQ

Comcast 的企业物联网服务 machineQ 利用联网传感器、网络和软件技术为物联网创新解决方案提供端到端的连接。该公司的旗舰产品是一种由 LoRa 无线技术驱动的低功耗广域网 (LPWAN)。LoRaWAN 是一种开放性的全球标准,旨在实现安全的运营商级物联网连接。machineQ 消除了构建和连接到安全物联网网络的复杂性,为物联网解决方案提供商和终端用户提供更多自由,让他们可以将精力投入到提供创新解决方案上。如需了解更多信息,请访问。

关于 Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors 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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