SiFlower Licenses and Deploys CEVA's 802.11ac Wi-Fi IP in its Smart Home Access Point SoC

RivieraWaves RW-11AC Wi-Fi IP powers SiFlower's SF16A18 cost-effective access point SoC

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Shanghai SiFlower Communication Technology Co. Ltd., (SiFlower), a leading designer and supplier of advanced Smart Home platforms, has licensed and deployed CEVA's RivieraWaves 802.11ac Wi-Fi IP in its latest System-on-Chip (SoC) targeting smart home access points.

The SF16A18 is a highly integrated single chip solution that combines the flexible RW-11AC IP with a powerful processing engine (dual-core CPU) and rich suite of interfaces (Ethernet, GMAC, USB, SD, IIS), creating an optimal platform for intelligent routers / access points, smart home gateways and smart speakers.

"Highly integrated and optimized Wi-Fi solutions are the key to opening the mass Smart Home market," stated Albert Lee, CEO of SiFlower. "We are proud of the solution we have created in the SF16A18, and CEVA's RW-11AC Wi-Fi IP along with their engineering excellence and technical support have been instrumental in our success."

"We are delighted to announce SiFlower as a licensee for our Wi-Fi IP," said Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA. "The SF16A18 is a leading example of the next-generation of fully-integrated and differentiated Wi-Fi enabled SoCs that are available at a very cost-effective price point."

CEVA's RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of platforms for embedding Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax into SoCs/ASSPs. Optimized implementations are available targeting a broad range of connected devices, including smartphones, wearables, consumer electronics, smart home, industrial and automotive applications. CEVA also offers RISC-V based fully integrated platforms. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/rivierawaves-wi-fi-platforms/.

About SiFlower
Shanghai SiFlower Communication Technology Co. Ltd. is a technology enterprise that develops, produces and sells integrated circuit chips and IoT-related intelligent hardware products. It was formally incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong, Shanghai. The company is committed to providing attractive semiconductor products and related alternative solutions to a variety of customers, including emerging and mature semiconductor manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers and large Internet platform providers. More information is available on http://www.siflower.com.cn

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and cellular IoT enabled devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) up to 4x4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.      

Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi Alliance logo are trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. The Bluetooth® wordmark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. RISC-V®  is a  registered trademark owned by the RISC-V Foundation.

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