Espressif Promoted to Board Member in Connectivity Standards Alliance

Shanghai, China
Jul 24, 2023

Espressif's new status as a Board and Promoter Member will allow the company to further shape the Alliance's standards, such as Matter, as well as connect with a wide developer community and diverse customer base.

Espressif Systems, a world-leading wireless microcontroller and IoT solutions provider, along with the Connectivity Standards Alliance (an organization of over 620 global companies working together to simplify and harmonize the Internet of Things through technology standards), today announced that Espressif Systems will be joining the Alliance's Board of Directors as a Promoter Member. Espressif, an active member of the Alliance, will expand its participation and leadership, lending its global expertise in Wireless Microcontrollers and IoT Solutions for various consumer devices to the Alliance's initiatives aimed at creating global open standards and a common language for connected devices.

Espressif has been an early adopter and an active member of the Alliance's protocols, contributing to the formalisation of the Matter Specification as well as its implementation. It has played a crucial role in facilitating the widespread adoption of the Standard among numerous customers by providing timely support for its specification. Additionally, it has raised awareness about the standard through diverse channels such as blogposts, webinars, and even roadshows with working demos of different Matter device types.

"As a member-driven organization, it is the depth and breadth of their collective capabilities as well as diverse global membership that is the catalyst for the next generation of IoT innovations and certifications," said Tobin Richardson, President and CEO, Connectivity Standards Alliance. "We are elated to have Espressif Systems as a new Promoter and member of our Board of Directors. With their focus on making it easier for the ‘long tail’ of developers to build IoT products, they will bring a unique perspective on how to drive standards adoption and IoT growth."

"We are looking forward to joining forces with other esteemed Alliance members, collaborating with them closely to represent the diverse perspectives and needs of our community. By leveraging our position as a world-leading provider of wireless microcontrollers and IoT solutions, we are excited to actively contribute to shaping global open standards and driving the future of seamless connectivity. Espressif's expertise, open-source DNA, and innovative technologies, particularly our comprehensive solutions for developing Matter-enabled devices, will play a vital role in simplifying and harmonizing the smart-home experience for end consumers. We are honoured to have the opportunity to align ourselves with this esteemed Alliance and contribute to its continued success.” Teo Swee Ann, Founder and CEO of Espressif Systems.

Simplifying the Adoption of Matter

Espressif, with its unique combination of connectivity SoCs, software, and comprehensive solutions, makes it easy for customers to build Matter-enabled, smart-home devices of various types. More specifically, Espressif provides support for Wi-Fi or Thread end-point devices, Thread Border Routers, and Matter-gateway-reference designs.

To further simplify product development and manufacturing for customers, Espressif provides unique solutions and services, such as DAC Pre-provisioning, Certification Assistance Program, and ESP-ZeroCode, which revolutionize Matter-enabled product development by providing a hassle-free, one-stop turnkey solution for a variety of Standard-supporting device types. Espressif's offerings enable even the long-tail customers to start building Matter-enabled devices.

If you want to learn more about Espressif’s Matter solutions and services, please contact our customer support team, who will try to assist you as soon as possible.

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