MANHASSET, N.Y. Ember Corp. and Mototech have entered a partnership to produce cost-effective ZigBee solutions for OEM and ODM customers.
Under the agreement, Mototech (Hsin-Chu, Taiwan), will offer contract design and manufacturing services to customers for Ember Corp. (Boston, Mass.), integrating Ember's IEEE 802.15.4 wireless semiconductor systems into a range of electronics for home and building automation, entertainment and other low power network applications.
By leveraging Mototech's design and manufacturing capabilities and supply chain infrastructure, the partnership is expected to save companies significant development and production costs, as well as speed time-to-market. Mototech, will offer both low- and high-volume production services to accommodate a variety of Ember customers.
Ember is a promoter of the ZigBee Alliance, and its semiconductor system is used by the National Technical Systems (NTS) to evaluate IEEE 802.15.4 products for interoperability.
"We are extremely excited about this partnership opportunity with Ember," states K.Y. Chou, president of Mototech, in a statement."We are putting the full support of Mototech's resources to work with Ember to deliver a cost-effective ZigBee solution. Our product strategy is to develop building-block modules that can be easily integrated by OEM and ODM customers."