Semtech Startup Weekend

Semtech Corporation will be the technology sponsor of Startup Weekend Ventura County 2017 at Rancho Campana High School, April 21-23, in Camarillo, Calif. The event is focused on providing solutions to healthcare and agricultural challenges specific to the region, as well as stimulating the area’s startup community.

Semtech, headquartered in Camarillo, will provide participants complete developer kits, featuring its LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and LinkCharge™ wireless charging systems, as well as onsite engineering assistance during the 54-hour event. In addition, Semtech will award a $15,000 cash prize, mentorship and resources, to a winning company from each category (agriculture and healthcare).

Semtech LoRa Technology is a widely adopted low-power, long-range solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers, and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 50 countries.

Startup Weekend Ventura County is organized by Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and Dignity Health St. Johns Hospitals. Entrepreneurial agriculturalists and healthcare specialists are invited to team up with engineers and business professionals to address healthcare and agricultural challenges in the area with Smart solutions. Local universities, agricultural and healthcare companies, and trade associations are engaged to ensure solutions are innovative, effective and tailored to the region. Register here:

“We are participating in this event for the second year in order to drive next-generation technology solutions for today’s real-world challenges,” said Mohan Maheswaran, Semtech’s President and CEO, and judge of Startup Weekend Ventura County. “Our LoRa Wireless platform and LinkCharge wireless charging solutions are being used globally in the fast growing IoT and mobile device industries, and we see new use cases emerging every day. LoRa is already being used in many smart agriculture, smart health, smart building and smart city applications, and we see an increasing adoption of LoRa for tracking assets, automating meter reading, improving building security, and monitoring gas and water leaks. By providing our expertise and technology to the Ventura County startup community, we aim to bring entrepreneurial ideas from students and startups to fruition to resolve real world challenges for the health and agriculture industries.”

Semtech’s LinkCharge wireless charging platform provides a range of solutions to enable wireless power in next-generation products for consumers, infrastructure and industrial applications. It includes the LinkCharge 40 Series, the LinkCharge 20 Series and the LinkCharge CT (counter top), an out-of-box-ready infrastructure wireless charging system for use in public, enterprise and consumer settings. The LinkCharge platform is compatible with the major industry standards ensuring end products can quickly charge any wireless charging-equipped device even as the industry adoption continues to grow and evolve.