Australian 802.11ah Chip Startup Morse Micro Joins Forces With Wi-Fi Alliance

Morse Micro, an Australian fabless semiconductor company developing ultra low power 802.11ah chips, has become an official member of Wi-Fi Alliance®, a global non‑profit industry association driving the adoption and interoperability of Wi-Fi® devices.

“We welcome Morse Micro to Wi-Fi Alliance. We look forward to Morse Micro’s contribution to the industry’s work on low power Wi-Fi,” said Edgar Figueroa, President and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “Wi-Fi is an indispensable connectivity technology, and with innovation from companies like Morse Micro, Wi-Fi Alliance continues to deliver solutions that extend Wi-Fi’s reach even further into the Internet of Things markets.”

We welcome Morse Micro to Wi-Fi Alliance. We look forward to Morse Micro’s contribution to the industry’s work on low power Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is an indispensable connectivity technology, and with innovation from companies like Morse Micro, Wi-Fi Alliance continues to deliver solutions that extend Wi-Fi’s reach even further into the Internet of Things markets.

Edgar Figueroa,
CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance

Morse Micro develops Wi-Fi HaLow chips. HaLow builds on the ieee 802.11ah standard and services the growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Wi-Fi HaLow extends Wi-Fi into the 900MHz band. Compared to 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the 900MHz band is well suited for low power devices due to its ability to reach further and improved penetration of walls. Wi-Fi HaLow devices will provide core benefits of Wi-Fi that people have come to expect today, including multi-vendor interoperability, strong government grade security and easy setup.

“We are excited to join the Wi-Fi Alliance,” said Andrew Terry, co-CEO of Morse Micro. “We are looking forward to working with industry leaders in developing a Wi-Fi HaLow eco-system which will enable the Internet of Things.” 

About Morse Micro
Morse Micro is a Sydney (Australia) based fabless semiconductor company developing Wi-Fi HaLow chips for the Internet of Things (IoT) market which are 5x smaller & cheaper, 10x longer range and 200x lower power than conventional Wi-Fi chips. Morse Micro was founded by a team of experienced ex-Broadcom Wi-Fi engineers; Morse Micro’s mission is to enable the multi-billion device IoT market with its low power Wi-Fi HaLow chips.

About Wi-Fi Alliance
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 Wi-Fi products. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

Source: Morse Micro