Matter gets delayed

In May of this year, we saw a development path with first devices through certification by the end of the year in 2021. With the completion of several test events and forecasting, our members have updated the schedule to reflect a commitment to ensuring that the SDK, and related tools, are ready to meet the expectations of the market when launched and enable a large ecosystem of interoperable Matter products. Our refined plans include ongoing SDK and certification program development in 2H 2021, targeting a “pre-ballot” version of the technical spec available to members at year’s end. In the first half of 2022, we expect to see the SDK released, the first devices through certification, and our formal certification program opening.  

Tobin Richardson, President & CEO, Connectivity Standard Alliance

The smarthome market is a mess. Incompatible products, lots of proprietary gateways, different architectures, privacy issues. You will need to replace everything in the future, and we can only hope for better interoperability with a standard. I was hoping to see products towards the end of the year, but now Matter is pushed out further into the future.