Morse Micro reinvents Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things
Revolutionising the digital future with silicon chips
Sydney-based innovator Morse Micro is planning to revolutionise the digital future with its Wi-Fi solutions for a global Internet of Things market. The company’s Wi-Fi HaLow solutions have a range that is 10 times greater than that of conventional Wi-Fi technology and can last many years on a single battery.
At Morse Micro we’ve developed a new generation of Wi-Fi chips that are ultra-low power and reach 10 times further than conventional Wi-Fi, so that means we can cover 10 times the area or 1,000 times the volume of conventional Wi-Fi devices. Morse Micro’s Wi-Fi HaLow technology is based on ground-breaking internally developed IP … The next steps are to continue to grow and getting our products into billions of devices.Michael De NilMorse Micro CEO
The CEFC, through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, has invested $13.4 million in Morse Micro, to help bring its Wi-FI HaLow chips to mass production and commercialisation for a global market.
CEFC commitments to Morse Micro include $8 million to a $140 million Series B capital raising announced in September 2022.
The CEFC investment sits alongside investment from Blackbird Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, Skip Capital, Uniseed, Spring Capital, Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull and others.
Japan-based fabless semiconductor company MegaChips led the Series B capital raising. MegaChips has a strategic partnership with Morse Micro to grow the East Asian market for Wi-Fi HaLow solutions.
Morse Micro is a leading supplier of Wi-FI HaLow system-on-chip and module products. Headquartered in Australia, Morse Micro has offices in China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States
Morse Micro is working to achieve unprecedented scale and demand for its Wi-Fi HaLow technology - the first Wi-Fi standard tailored to meet Internet of Things needs.
Morse Micro announced a strategic business partnership with MegaChips in September 2022, to usher in a new era for Wi-Fi HaLow. MegaChips will manufacture Morse Micro semiconductors and modules, provide quality assurance, sales support and new distribution channels to deliver scale across East Asia.
Wi-Fi HaLow offers a unique combination of capabilities and advantages including:
- Long-range connectivity: Wi-Fi range extending more than 1 km from the access point by using lower frequencies which better penetrates walls and other obstacles
- Direct savings: Ultra-low power consumption enabling IoT devices to run on batteries for years
- Ease of use: No need for proprietary hubs or gateways, enabling a single access point to support more than 8,000 IoT devices
- Peace of mind: Full support of state-of-the-art security protocols including WPA3
The Morse Micro Wi-Fi HaLow chip uses the 900MHz radio band, instead of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and is suitable for a wide range of applications, from smart homes and sensor networks, to industrial controls, asset management, video, retail signs and displays.
A new communications way
Wi-Fi pioneers and innovators Michael De Nil and Andrew Terry founded Morse Micro in 2016. Original Wi-Fi inventor Professor Neil Weste and wireless industry veterans have since joined the company. Prof Weste describes Morse Micro technology as a new way of doing communications over long distance at low power.