Editing by Li Panpan
Winner Micro (联盛德), a Beijing-based wireless communications chip supplier, has licensed CEVA’s RivieraWaves BLE5 and Wi-Fi 6 IP platforms for its next generation of wireless connectivity SoCs targeting IoT markets, including smart homes, medical monitoring, video surveillance, and industrial applications, CEVA announced.
Winner Micro focuses on specific wireless communications chips and solutions in the Internet of Things field. The company was recently named on the EETimes List of 100 Emerging Companies to Watch.
CEVA is a global leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies and integrated IP solutions, with its R&D base in Israel.
Li Qing, CEO of Winner Micro, said, "the licensing enables us to accelerate the development of our next generation of IoT SoCs and MCUs and meet the incredible demand for IoT connectivity chips across the IoT landscape."
Tal Shalev, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, said, "Winner Micro has a long and successful track record in delivering high-quality connectivity SoCs to the market, and our latest generation connectivity platforms will help them to continue this legacy."
CEVA's RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for the integration of Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity into any IC or SoC design. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF (for Bluetooth) or various partners' RF IP (for Bluetooth or Wi-Fi), enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node.
CEVA said it has dozens of licensees worldwide and its RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IPs are widely deployed in consumer, smart home, industrial, and IoT devices with many of the world's leading semiconductors companies and OEMs.