Sony Semiconductor Israel

About Sony Semiconductor Israel

Sony Semiconductor Israel Ltd. is a leading provider of cellular IoT chipsets. The company’s cellular IoT chipsets are the smallest and most highly integrated LTE CAT-M and NB-IoT chipsets on the market, featuring ultra-low power consumption, hardware-based security, and a carrier-grade integrated SIM (iSIM), all 5G ready. With a commitment to the highest quality and end-to-end security approach, Sony’s Altair all-inclusive cellular IoT chipsets offer long battery life and fast time to market.

Sony Semiconductor Israel provides low-power and cost-efficient chipsets for a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications such as trackers, smart meters, smart labels, wearables, and vehicle telematics. The company’s cellular IoT chipsets are commercially deployed on the world’s most advanced LTE networks.

The Integrated SIM (iSIM) by Sony Semiconductor Israel and G+D

Sony’s Altair integrated SIM (iSIM)

Sony Semiconductor Israel is the pioneer in the development and productization of the integrated SIM (iSIM). Sony’s Altair chipsets with iSIM technology reduce the number of additional hardware components required, enabling miniature module sizes.

The innovation of the iSIM is creating opportunities for new types and shapes of devices, enabling device makers to offer disruptive types of business models.

The simplicity iSIM brings, opens the door to device makers that used to work with other connectivity technologies to adopt cellular IoT with all its benefits.

iSIM’s Real World Application

The integrated SIM allows affordable out-of-the-box security and connectivity for IoT devices and make the onboarding process simpler and frictionless.

By integrating the SIM into the cellular modem, coupled with the application MCU and location services components, manufacturers can quickly create new IoT devices by adding only application-specific sensors, a battery, and an antenna. The iSIM is designed to lower the barriers to entry and speed up time-to-market by making it easy for the device maker to harness global connectivity.

Sony’s Altair iSIM guarantees meeting the highest standards of security for SIM functionality. It adds an additional layer of protection by eliminating direct access to the SIM interface and its location inside the SOC.

Sony’s Altair iSIM is a key component of our globally certified chipsets. It is currently certified on global carrier networks such as AT&T, Vodafone, and LG U+.


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