LoRa radio technology has since its inception contributed to large adoption of the LoRaWAN protocol based IOT devices. Primary benefits of LoRa are very low power consumption, very long range of communication, open standards and large eco-system of hard- and software vendors as well as 100 network operators globally. Solutions can be based on either public network or private network, both at very low costs. Many use cases in different verticals have been deployed today, which are showing that LoRaWAN becoming the de-facto standard for LPWANs.
Dr. Jean-Paul Bardyn was appointed Vice President R&D of the Wireless and Sensing Business Unit in June 2007. From 2011 to 2018 he also served as Chief Technical Officer of Semtech Corporation.
He joined Semtech as the result of the 2005 acquisition of XEMICS S.A., a spin-off of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He co-founded XEMICS in 1997 and served as its Vice President R&D, leading developments in ultra-low power analog, radio frequency (RF) and digital integrated circuits (IC). From 1994 to 1997, he served as R&D Director of CSEM's IC Design Unit research group. Prior to joining CSEM, he served as Technical Director of Mixed Silicon Structures S.A., which he co-founded in 1990 in Roubaix, France.
Jean-Paul graduated in 1983 as an Engineer in Microelectronics from Institut Supérieur d'Electronique du Nord, Lille, France and holds a PhD from University of Lille, France.
Since 2018, Dr. Jean-Paul Bardyn is Chair of the Roadmap Working Group of the LoRa Alliance and a LoRaWAN Ambassador.
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