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The NextMarket Report — GreenPeak

Smart Home Weekly: Zigbee's Millions, Sesame Smart Lock, Meld's Cooking Knob, Smart Neighborhoods

Mike Wolf Amazon Amazon Echo GreenPeak Meld Sesame Smart Kitchen Smart Kitchen Summit smart lock Thread Zigbee

This is the Smart Home Weekly for the week of April 13th.   It's been a busy week or two in smart home, and that's if we're just talking about Amazon. Not only did they launch their home services efforts, but they put out a Dash Button and then showed us their hand on the Amazon Echo's smart home capabilities.  Looking beyond the online commerce giant, other big stories include the Zigbee/Thread deal, a new smart knob called Meld and smart lock maker Sesame hitting a cool million. NextMarket also had the exclusive on a forthcoming smart neighborhood security system that will...

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Greenpeak: We're Shipping 1 Million Zigbee Chips Per Week

Mike Wolf GreenPeak Thread Zigbee

Follow @michaelwolf Last week I had a chance to talk to Cees Links, the CEO of Greenpeak, for the Smart Home Show.  He had some interesting things to say about the collaboration between Zigbee and Thread, but one thing that really caught my attention was his assessment of his current Zigbee business. According to Cees, the company is currently shipping 1 million Zigbee chips per week. While those aren't Bluetooth chipset volumes, a cool one million chips per week is still pretty impressive. When I asked Cees where these chips were ending up, he indicated that - not surprisingly - about...

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