Qorvo® and HUMAX Provide Complete Zigbee®-based Smart Voice Assistant System

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GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that its multi-stack, multi-protocol GP712 System-on-Chip is in the new Zigbee®-based HUMAX Chorus Voice Assistant. The pairing is advancing the Internet of Things (IoT) by creating a turnkey, smart home system for operators that integrates gateways, sensor devices, cloud platforms and mobile applications.

Voice assistants are fueling growth in the smart home market. According to a report from Gartner, Inc., end-user spending for the worldwide virtual personal assistant (VPA)-enabled wireless speaker market is forecast to reach $3.52 billion by 2021, up from $720 million in 2016. 1

With the ability to support Zigbee and Thread on different RF channels, the GP712 enables designers to use a single transceiver for gateway products to simultaneously serve both protocols. This keeps gateway devices from becoming obsolete as protocol standards evolve. The GP712 also features Qorvo’s best-in-class range and low-power operation, and robust RF technology that limits interference.

The GP712 was the first Zigbee 3.0-compliant platform, and the first multi-channel IoT transceiver in the industry to be certified for the Thread protocol.

Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “The integration of Qorvo’s future-proof GP712 in the HUMAX Chorus allows operators to easily deliver turnkey IoT solutions to consumers. Qorvo is the only company to simultaneously support Zigbee 3.0, Thread, Zigbee RF4CE and Zigbee Green Power in a single radio. This flexibility significantly expands smart home opportunities for operators and end users.”

Tae-Hun Kim, CEO of HUMAX, said, “HUMAX is excited to be working with Qorvo to integrate its GP712 chipset into our products. As a leading provider of gateway solutions, this will considerably enhance the innovative solutions and services we can provide our operators and end customers. HUMAX continues to provide excellence in the ever expanding Smart Home marketplace, and our association with Qorvo underscores our commitment in this field.”

Qorvo products that solve the IoT’s toughest RF challenges will be showcased during CES 2018 (#CES2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, in booth #42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.

More information about the IoT is available by downloading the Qorvo free e-book series, “Internet of Things For Dummies®.” The two-volume series is designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the intricacies of the IoT. The e-books are available at: www.qorvo.com/iot-for-dummies. In addition, a video about the IoT – The 3 Ahas That Make IoT Work – can be accessed here.

Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business is one of the leading developers of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT. Information about Qorvo solutions for this market is available at: www.qorvo.com/applications/internet-of-things.

About HUMAX
Founded in 1989, HUMAX is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of digital set-top boxes, smart home and gateway solutions, connected devices and network solutions, exporting its products to more than 90 countries across the globe. HUMAX solutions enable service providers to offer better security, convenience and control for home and commercial customers. The company, having its headquarters in Korea and R&D centers in Korea and Vietnam, has subsidiaries and branch offices in 20 countries including the US, the UK, Germany, the UAE, Japan, India, Australia and Brazil. For more information, please visit: https://americas.humaxdigital.com/

About Qorvo
Qorvo (Nasdaq:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

1Forecast Snapshot: VPA-Enabled Wireless Speakers, Worldwide, 2016-2021 – Gartner research report published August 11, 2017

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