Velankani and STMicroelectronics Collaborate on Smart Meters for ‘Make in India’ Program

Effort highlights the development of smart energy meters based on STCOMET platform.

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Velankani Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (VEPL) , an electronics manufacturing enterprise that focuses on the design and manufacture of products that qualify under India’s Government-led “Make in India” program, has collaborated with STMicroelectronics , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, in the design and development of Velankani’s Prysm smart meters for the India market.

The technology collaboration brings together ST’s leading-edge components, including the STCOMET smart-meter System-on-Chip, and the Company’s expertise in smart-meter design and deployment with Velankani’s industrial manufacturing talents and vision to lead India toward an advanced metering infrastructure. The STCOMET-based G3-PLC smart meters integrate all key smart-meter functions in a single chip to address multiple smart-grid market requirements. The meters connect Consumers and their Utility supplier to provide real-time metering and data analysis.

“With strong business and government support and investment, India is vigorously building smart cities and by working closely with Velankani, we have embedded all the functions required to create high-performance electricity meters for smart-grid applications,” said Francesco Muggeri, Head of the Power Discrete & Sub Analog Product Group for Asia Pacific, STMicroelectronics. “Velankani’s smart meters build on the market-proven STCOMET SoC and its multi-core architecture to meet India’s demand for reliable leading-edge technology.”

“Technology is a driving force for change and development in India, and we are committed to this vision of making technology accessible to all. Velankani Group is a single-source provider of a unified technology and content platform that provides easy access to affordable technology for all segments of society,” said Kiron Shah, Managing Director, Velankani Group. “Velankani’s collaboration with STMicroelectronics will showcase how technology can really change and enable smart environments that will lead to faster development in India.”

“ST is bringing positive contributions to people’s lives by developing innovative microelectronics technologies, products, and solutions. Smart Homes and Cities are key pillars of ST’s strategy that is well aligned with India’s mission to develop smart cities around the country,” added Allan Lagasca, Application Director System Engineering and Strategic Programs Business Development, PDSA, Greater China, South Asia, India and Korea (APAC Region), STMicroelectronics.

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