STMicroelectronics joins the Zhaga Consortium

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has announced that it has become an associate member of the Zhaga Consortium to advance the deployment of NFC technology in the industrial lighting market. ST offers a wide range of solutions for the lighting industry, including an LED driver chip, and a rich portfolio of NFC tags, including the ST25DV series for NFC Forum type 5 dynamic tags.

The Zhaga Consortium is a global industry organisation that aims to standardise interfaces of LED luminaires. ST’s membership of the consortium sets to facilitate the integration of NFC in lighting products and accelerate the emergence of new standards. One of the key benefits of NFC technology is the ability to improve flexibility and efficiency of LED-driver manufacturing lines.

“With the Zhaga Consortium, the lighting industry is paving the way towards harmonised and interoperable usage of NFC technology, driving new opportunities to enhance lighting-equipment connectivity,” said Sylvain Fidelis, Head of Marketing & Application for NFC Tags and Readers, STMicroelectronics. “Our solid know-how in connectivity and lighting technologies is key to building the bridge between NFC standards and lighting-industry requirements.”

“We welcome ST as a solid partner with strong NFC and lighting expertise and look forward to defining best-in-class standards together for connectivity in industrial lighting,” said Dee Denteneer, Secretary General of the Zhaga Consortium.

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