21 Nov 2012
TOKYO, Japan, November 21, 2012 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, is pleased to announce its acceptance as a member of the Meters and More Association.
The Association maintains and promotes the Meters and More powerline communications protocol, enabling bi-directional data transfer in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. Meters and More is a new generation protocol, leveraging the not-for-profit association founders Enel and Endesa's experience in AMI, aiming to provide the energy industry with a proven open protocol for smart metering, in line with the European Commission's Mandate 441 to achieve standardization across Europe.
Membership of the Association is another key milestone in both extending Renesas' solution capability as a leading supplier to the energy industry, as well as providing a platform for the further proliferation of Meters and More based on Renesas' experience in providing software-configurable powerline solutions featuring unparalleled low power consumption, robustness, low BOM cost and small PCB profile based on high levels of integration.
Masaomi Ichikawa, General Manager for General Purpose System Division at Renesas Electronics Corporation, said, “We are pleased to see that open standards such as Meters and More are increasingly getting traction in the European market place, enabling the realization of a smart society, and have the opportunity to help increase that traction with Renesas' leading edge technologies and solutions.”
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About Meters and More Association
Meters and More AISB (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) is an international not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 with the scope to adopt, maintain and evolve an open communication protocol for smart metering solutions within well defined open rules; promote smart metering standardization; promote the existence of a range of interoperable devices, applications and services and provide a certification process to assure products compliance with Meters and More specifications. Visit www.metersandmore.eu for further information.
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.
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