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TietoEVRY joins global Zigbee Alliance to drive the development of connected devices

Did you know that TietoEVRY has enabled over 100 million smart connected devices running embedded software on Android, Linux and RTOS platforms?

11 February 2021

TietoEVRY joins the Zigbee Alliance to accelerate the development and interoperability of connected devices, products and platforms. TietoEVRY provides software R&D services for the development of connected devices in the areas of industrial and consumer electronics.

The Zigbee Alliance is an organization of hundreds of companies that work together to steer connections within the Internet of Things. Zigbee Alliance members collaborate to create, maintain and deliver open, global technology standards to address the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless IoT networks and to promote interoperability of devices and products.

By joining the Alliance, TietoEVRY will contribute to the development of Zigbee Alliance technologies. For example in the area of Connected Home, alliance members contribute into creation of a unifying standard for the smart home industry, and support commercialization by increasing compatability among IoT products and ecosystems.

“We are excited to join the Zigbee Alliance. We believe that by being part of this powerful ecosystem, we can better solve connectivity and interoperability-related challenges for our customers when developing connected devices, products and platforms for them,” said Arto Makkonen, Vice President, Electronics software R&D business at TietoEVRY. “At the same time, we can provide valuable input into the evolution of the technologies within the Zigbee Alliance. For example, we will actively contribute to the development and promotion of a new connectivity standard for smart homes and buildings.”

“As a leader in the digital transformation space, TietoEVRY knows all about the importance of good digital connections,” said Chris LaPré, IoT Architect, Zigbee Alliance. “We welcome them into the Zigbee Alliance fold and look forward to the insight and expertise they’ll contribute to our working groups as our members align and together to pave the way forward into the digital future.”

TietoEVRY has enabled over 100 million smart devices running embedded software on Android, Linux and RTOS platforms, including high-end smartphones, MFi and HomeKit products, new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device implementations, luxury wearable devices and some of the first Android Automotive OS-based cars.

Read more about our software development services for connected devices, products and platforms.

For further information, please contact:
Arto Makkonen, Vice President, Electronics software R&D business, TietoEVRY, tel. +358 (40) 7190615, arto.makkonen[at]

About TietoEVRY
TietoEVRY creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success.

Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24 000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs.

About the Zigbee Alliance
The Zigbee Alliance is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things. Established in 2002, our wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work, and play. With our members’ deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions – including the recently announced Project Connected Home over IP – we are leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world. The Zigbee Alliance board of directors is comprised of executives from AmazonAppleASSA ABLOYComcastGoogleHuaweiIKEAThe Kroger Co.LEEDARSONLegrandLutron ElectronicsNXP SemiconductorsResideoSchneider ElectricSignify (formerly Philips Lighting), SiliconLabsSmartThingsSomfySTMicroelectronicsTexas InstrumentsTuya, and Wulian.

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Arto Makkonen

VP, Electronics software R&D business

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