The new team will work closely with Sequans main R&D engineering team at the company’s Paris headquarters
Sequans Communications has taken the wraps off a new research and development facility in the south of France.
The site based at Sophia Antipolis, on the Côte d’Azur, currently houses 10 engineers who will support Sequans’ core development of LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The new facility is Sequans’ eleventh site among its worldwide locations. The new team will work closely with Sequans main R&D engineering team at the chipmaker’s Paris headquarters
“By establishing this facility in Sophia Antipolis, where there is a vibrant community of software and embedded systems engineering talent, we were able to efficiently strengthen our development capabilities to meet the requirements of our growing list of customers in the worldwide market phenomenon known as the Internet of Things,” said Georges Karam, CEO, Sequans Communications
“Establishing ourselves in Sophia Antipolis, quickly, with a proven team is an important step in implementing our long-term global R&D strategy.”
“Our territory is already a welcoming land for companies [which] appreciate the quality of tech talent Côte d’Azur has to offer,” added Jean-François Chapperon, head of International Networks, Team Côte d’Azur. “Sequans is a leader in LTE for IoT semiconductor solutions, and [it has] now joined many other tech leaders on the Côte d’Azur.”
Sequans recently released its newest LTE for IoT chip, an LTE-M / NB-IoT chip called Monarch, based on the latest LTE standard and highly optimised for IoT. In under 12 months, Monarch has gone from introduction, to operator certification, to deployment, and has already been designed into numerous LTE for IoT devices.
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