Broadcom Wireless Connectivity Enables Netatmo Smartphone-Controlled Home Thermostat

IRVINE, CA -- Broadcom Corp. announces that Netatmo has selected the Broadcom® Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED™) Wi-Fi technology to enable its smartphone-controlled thermostat by French designer Philippe Starck. Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi and WICED Smart solutions provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a complete simplified implementation of wireless connectivity resulting in faster time-to-market for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom or join the conversation on the WICED community site.

The evolution of IoT is driving rising demand for connectivity in a variety of applications, particularly smart appliances, a market expected to reach $35B by 20201. Broadcom is at the forefront of IoT innovation, offering a broad portfolio of connectivity hardware and software solutions optimized for a broad spectrum of IoT applications and end market segments.

Leveraging Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi connectivity, the Netatmo Thermostat syncs with a free smartphone app, downloadable via the App Store or Google Play, providing users with anytime, anywhere control of home temperatures. By evaluating user habits, including sleep patterns, the Netatmo Thermostat adapts to the user's lifestyle and adjusts automatically to provide optimal temperatures throughout the day and night.

"Our thermostat for smartphone combines simplicity, ecology and technology to create an exceptional, elegant and minimalist design," said Fred Potter, Netatmo founder and CEO. "We selected Broadcom's WICED technology based on its advanced Wi-Fi capabilities and complete development platform, which simplified the design process resulting in much faster time-to-market."

"Wireless connectivity is bringing cloud-enabled home monitoring to a wide array of household appliances, greatly enhancing their utility, functionality and extensibility," said Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, Wireless Connectivity. "Consumer Electronic makers such as Netatmo rely on the performance and connected features of our WICED platform as a competitive differentiator."

The Netatmo thermostat is widely compatible, can be used with fuel, gas and wood systems, and can easily replace most wired and wireless thermostats. According to Netatmo, users can self-install the thermostat in less than ten minutes. For more information visit http://www.netatmo.com and http://www.broadcom.com

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