Texas Instruments has announced that it has become a full member in the EnOcean Alliance, which was founded recently to establish a global standard for sustainable wireless electronics in buildings based on EnOceans energy-harvesting wireless technology. The EnOcean Alliance already includes such industry players as Masco, Honeywell, Siemens, Osram Sylvania, Distech Controls, Omnio, and Thermokon. The EnOcean self-powered wireless technology can be found in 300 products and is supported by more than 70 customers.
According to Laurent Giai-Miniet, Texas Instrument's low-power RF Product Line Manager, "The EnOcean Alliance is a great opportunity for TI, which is innovating to enable smart, energy-efficient buildings. TI's involvement in the EnOcean wireless standard is an important way to apply our low-power semiconductor technologies to harness the untapped energy around us and move beyond batteries and power cords." Graham Martin, Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance, adds: "The Alliance is still in launch phase but we have already passed a major milestone in gaining the support of such a prominent semiconductor leader as TI."