How Much Does The Latest Matter Delay….Matter?

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By Jonathan Collins | 2Q 2022 | IN-6505


Matter to Miss Another Delivery Date


In mid-March 2022, the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) announced that the much-heralded Matter smart home specification will be delayed again. Missing the June deadline, set in the fall of last year, the full specification will not be ready before the third quarter 2022. This is the latest in a string of missed delivery dates for the project which has gained significant coverage both for the scale of its backing as well as its potential. With ABI Research’s assessment of the potential for Matter published earlier this year (AN-5519), it is worth reflecting on the latest a news and its impact.

Why the Delay, New Delivery Dates, and a Stepping Stone


The latest delay, according to the CSA, is needed to ensure the Matter Software Development Kit (SDK) is fully functional, especially with regard to Matter support for multi-admin control and for the security framework the specification will use. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) developers will leverage the SDK to develop and test their products ahead of certific…

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