Afero Press Release

Afero and LG Innotek Partner for Secure Simplified IoT Connectivity

August 8, 2018

Secure Wi-Fi/BLE Modules Expand Customer Options and Accelerate IoT Deployments Powered by Afero Next-Generation IoT Platform

Los Altos, California – Afero, the next-generation IoT platform company, today announced a partnership with LG Innotek with the launch of a new series of secure Wi‑Fi/BLE connectivity modules: the TWCB-M300 series. The modules will be available for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2018 for use in North America, Korea, and Japan.

“LGInnotek is well known for its ability to help its customers accelerate product development,” said Joe Britt, Afero co-founder and CEO. “The collaboration between Afero and LG Innotekhas already provided customers with secure and reliable IoT solutions that can seamlessly scale to the high volumes that many IoT products need.”

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“LG Innotek is excited to continue to expand its IoT capabilities through our partnership with Afero,” said John Min, President of LG Innotek US. “IoT customers demand security, time-to-market, and easy onboarding for end-users. The LG Innotek modules with Afero technology offer a proven solution to accelerate customer deployments.”

The new modules were jointly designed by Afero and LG Innotek, and are being manufactured by LG Innotek. The modules are designed to work in a wide variety of environments and applications.

In addition to being highly secure and simple for customers to use, Afero IoT connectivity has been proven to work beyond seven-plus-figure levels, allowing IoT innovators to prepare for the rapid growth the industry is known for.

Afero has built a strong set of partnerships across the IoT technology spectrum as it leads a new approach for end-to-end IoT with notable projects such as Kenmore and D-Link. Afero was named a 2016 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc.

About Afero
The Afero next-generation IoT platform accelerates time to market, provides hardened security from sensor to cloud and from factory to customers, simplifies onboarding to help maximize customer connections, and uses data ontology to streamline machine learning. The Platform is supported by elastic, multi-cloud services that deliver reliability and responsiveness, and a new software engineering model that unifies embedded, mobile, and cloud development.

Afero has assembled world-class mobile, hardware, security, and cloud veterans from Google, Apple, Nest, Danger, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix. To learn more about Afero, please visit www.afero.io.

About LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
LG Innotek is a cutting-edge materials and components manufacturer and an affiliate of LG group. The company’s business units include core components for mobile, automotive, display, semiconductor, IoT,and LED. Further, the company has cooperated closely with mobile device, home appliance and automotive companies, producing camera modules, automotive electronic components, wireless communication modules, substrate materials. For more information, please refer to the website: www.lginnotek.com.