Renesas electronics accepted as member of meters and more association

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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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