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Siemens now a ZigBee "promoter"

Posted: 30 Mar 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ZigBee Alliance? Siemens? Freescale Semiconductor? Mitsubishi Electric? Motorola?

The ZigBee Alliance announced that Siemens has been admitted at the highest level of membership"Promoter" level. Siemens joins BM Group, Ember Corp., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Honeywell, Mitsubishi Electric, Motorola, Philips, Samsung and Texas Instruments on the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.

According to Walter Weigel, vice president standardization and regulations of Siemens, they inspected the various wireless control options available on the market and choose ZigBee because "it offers a true, internationally recognized standard that fits well into the product strategies of several of our business units."

"Siemens has great experience and vast knowledge in the field of automation that will also benefit ZigBee over the coming years," Weigel said.

Siemens will implement ZigBee technology in sensors used in discrete manufacturing and process automation in conjunction with existing communication standards like PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

Over the past several months, said the press release from ZigBee Alliance, ZigBee has seen tremendous momentum in the ZigBee compliant platform supply ramp-up leading to consumer product availability during 2006. Alliance members have made significant headway in shipping millions of radios in the last year, far more than any other wireless control technology, the press release further said.

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