AIC Semiconductor Licenses CEVA’s 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 IP for IoT Connectivity

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., - October 29, 2019 - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that AIC Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (AIC), a new China-based fabless company focused on the IoT market has licensed CEVA’s RivieraWaves 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 IP for a low power System-on-Chip (SoC).

“The latest 802.11ax 1x1 Wi-Fi 6 implementation offers outstanding efficiency in terms of low power connectivity for IoT applications,” said chief engineer at AIC Semiconductor. “Licensing the RivieraWaves RW-11ax 1x1 Wi-Fi 6 IP enables us to fast-track our chip design for the burgeoning IoT space, with leading edge IP and CEVA’s excellent technical support.”

“It is a pleasure to announce AIC as a licensee for our Wi-Fi 6 IP,” said Ange Aznar, vice president and general manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA. “The performance benefits that 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 offers over previous generations of the standard is exemplified in low power IoT use cases and AIC is primed to address this with a compelling product offering based on our best-in-class IP.”

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of platforms for embedding Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) or 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) into station and access point SoCs/ASSPs, and is offered pre-integrated with popular operating systems including FreeRTOS and AliOS Things. Optimized implementations are available targeting a broad range of connected devices, including smartphones, wearables, consumer electronics, smart home, industrial and automotive applications. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/rivierawaves-wi-fi-platforms/.