|[January 07, 2013]
Mitsumi and Greenvity enter partnership to develop and manufacture highly robust energy-management systems
MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Greenvity Communications is partnering with Mitsumi Electric to provide
modules and systems for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids,
battery-charging systems, smart meters and smart energy management
systems. The highly reliable products will leverage Greenvity's Hybrii®
system-on-chips (SoCs) that integrate HomePlug (News - Alert) Green PHY powerline
communications and ZigBee® wireless technologies into a single chip.
The two companies will collaborate in the development of Mitsumi's
DRT-A600 and DRT-A520 modules, as well as systems and software, enabling
robust and intelligent connectivity for a variety of home and building
energy management and electric
vehicle applications. The DRT-A600 and DRT-A520 modules will be
powered by Greenvity's award-winning Hybrii-XL GV7011 and Hybrii-PLC
GV7012 single-chip solutions, respectively.
These modules, which Mitsumi is aiming to release in the first half of
2013, will be designed to meet consumers' increasing acceptance of smart
energy management solutions such as emerging intelligent home
gateways and home area networks, as well as support worldwide growth
in electric and hybrid plug-in vehicle sales and EV charging.
"After studying the market and testing Greenvity products, we believe
that the Hybrii chips are the most integrated and innovative single chip
solutions available for the electric vehicle and smart energy markets,"
said Fujio Furukawa, Mitsumi's Senior Vice President and Chief Executive
of Electronic Device Business HQ. "With Greenvity's best-in-cass
HomePlug Green PHY and ZigBee solutions combined with Mitsumi's design
capability and history of building highly reliable and manufacturable
products, we will offer customers world-class high quality modules and
systems with wireless and powerline capabilities."
Greenvity's Hybrii products enable smart grid-connected equipment and
energy-saving appliances across a variety of high growth applications
within the smart energy market. The GV7011
chip is an innovative single-chip solution with ZigBee wireless and
HomePlug Green PHY PLC that enables reliability, robustness and
flexibility to smart
meter, home gateway, appliance and electric vehicle charging
applications. The GV7012
chip with HomePlug Green PHY PLC and Ethernet is an automotive grade
solution that supports extreme temperature (from -40 degrees C to +105
degrees C) and rugged environments required by automotive applications.
"Mitsumi is respected internationally for its leadership as a module and
system manufacturer and their partnership with Greenvity shows their
belief in our hybrid technology," said Hung Nguyen, president and CEO,
Greenvity Communications. "Working together we intend to provide OEMs
with modules that will end up in home energy management systems and
electric vehicles, allowing consumers around the world to take advantage
of the energy and cost savings promised by the smart grid."
In addition to collaborating on technology development, Mitsumi has made
an undisclosed direct investment in Greenvity, signifying a long-term
partnership and Mitsumi's position as a major investor.
Mitsumi Electric is a general electronics component manufacturer
headquartered in Japan (Tama City, Tokyo). With R&D and manufacturing
facilities in 6 domestic and 10 overseas locations across 6 countries,
Mitsumi Electric Group sells parts and devices around the world from 19
sales offices in 10 countries. It has extensive experience in wireless
communication modules and system development for mobile and gaming
devices, and in recent years, its reputed module products targeted at
demanding industrial markets and automotive applications have been
increasingly adopted based on the company's wealth of accumulated
technology and trusted production and sales. www.mitsumi.co.jp
About Greenvity Communications
Greenvity Communications is transforming the smart energy management,
Home Area Network (HAN) and electric vehicle markets with its innovative
and patent-pending smart connectivity technologies. Greenvity develops
powerline and wireless communications and unique energy management
technologies to enable robust and intelligent connectivity for a wide
range of smart energy applications in the smart meter, home gateway,
smart appliance, solar and electric vehicle markets. With full
operations beginning in 2010, Greenvity is a privately held company
based in Silicon Valley. www.greenvity.com
Greenvity Communications, the Greenvity logo and Hybrii are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Greenvity Communications, Inc., Reg. U.S.
Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property of
their respective owners. © 2013 Greenvity Communications, Inc.
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