Palma Ceia Joins Wi-Fi Alliance®

Palma Ceia Joins Wi-Fi Alliance® to Promote Adoption of Wi-Fi HaLow™ (802.11ah) for IoT


Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS), a provider of next-generation wireless connectivity solutions, today announced it joined Wi-Fi Alliance®, a global non profit industry association driving the adoption and interoperability of Wi-Fi® devices, as a Contributor member. PCS is a fabless semiconductor company offering wireless chips, systems and IP focusing on connectivity solutions for emerging Wi-Fi and cellular standards serving Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and other markets.

“We welcome Palma Ceia SemiDesign to Wi-Fi Alliance and look forward to their contributions in developing solutions for the Internet of Things market,” said Edgar Figueroa, president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance. “We invite participation from companies like Palma Ceia in Wi-Fi Alliance to deliver long-range, low-power wireless capabilities important to IoT applications.”

PCS offers wireless chips, systems and IP focusing on connectivity solutions for emerging WiFi and cellular standards for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. New standards PCS is addressing include 802.11ah, LTE NB1 and LTE M; and already offers a Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) transceiver and is developing associated digital components, as well as application-specific modules and systems. Founded in 2012, the company has delivered silicon-proven IP for Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11ac, 802.11ax and 802.11ah.

Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced Wi-Fi HaLow™ as the designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology. Wi-Fi HaLow operates in frequency bands below one gigahertz, offering longer range, lower power connectivity to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ products. Wi-Fi HaLow will enable a variety of new power-efficient use cases in the Smart Home, connected car, and digital healthcare, as well as industrial, retail, agriculture, and Smart City environments.

“Palma Ceia will contribute and actively participate in Wi-Fi Alliance, especially to see the commercial deployment of Wi-Fi solutions like Wi-Fi HaLow,” said Roy E. Jewell, co-founder and president of Palma Ceia. “Wi-Fi Alliance is an exemplary organization and the Wi-Fi logo is respected as a mark of reliability and interoperability.”

About Palma Ceia SemiDesign

Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS) is a provider of communication IP and chips for next-generation WiFi (802.11ah) and Cellular (LTE NB1 and LTE M) applications. With a focus on emerging standards, PCS supports the design of high-performance devices for broadband, wireless, medical and automotive applications. PCS solutions are differentiated by low-power, high-performance designs and ease of integration. With headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., the company has design operations in McKinney, Texas, and sales and support activities in China, Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Visit Palma Ceia SemiDesign on the web at

About Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 Wi-Fi products. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

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