ZigBee Alliance Touts Over 90

ZigBee Alliance grows to over 90 members; Freescale Semiconductor joins at 'Promoter' level

August 16, 2004

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SAN RAMON, Calif. -- The ZigBee(TM) Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard, today announced 18 new member companies, bringing its total membership to more than 90 companies. Leading this member momentum is Freescale Semiconductor Inc. joining at the elite "Promoter" level.

Freescale's Promoter status enables them to continue their ongoing contribution to the development of a successful standard and participation in the decision-making for ZigBee Alliance activities as separate company with the spin-off from Motorola Inc. now complete. Freescale will hold a seat on the ZigBee board of directors along with Ember, Honeywell, Invensys, Mitsubishi Electric, Motorola, Philips and Samsung. Additional new member companies include: Analog Devices; Casient Limited; Cirronet Incorporated; Crossbow Technology, Inc.; ELAN Microelectronics Corporation; LeGrand; LIPS Nederland BV; LUXOFT; One RF Technology; RadioPluse, Inc.; RF Technologies, Inc.; San Juan Software, Inc.; Silicon Laboratories; Software Technologies Group, Inc.; Tattile Srl; TSC Systems; Vantage Controls; Inc.; and Westmoreland Engineering, Inc.

ZigBee's newest members bring a range of expertise to the collective efforts of the Alliance including building controls, smart radio solutions, software solutions, application development and integration services, and industrial wireless communications. These new members will work in concert with other companies from around the world and contribute to the initial specification, preview leading-edge technology and network with other member companies. The Alliance membership momentum underscores its goal to make ZigBee the leading wireless connectivity technology for monitoring, sensing and control applications in residential and commercial environments.

"We've grown our membership to include over 90 leading companies from around the globe. They bring their technical expertise to ZigBee and an unprecedented willingness to collaborate," said Bob Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "We're very excited about the growth which will broaden opportunities for product innovation, provide an early mechanism for interoperability testing of new technology based on ZigBee, and influence the future of wireless communication."

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