Sophia-Antipolis, France – September 3rd, 2013 – RivieraWaves today announced an agreement to partner with Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software. The partnership will enable RivieraWaves and Celeno to jointly develop advanced Wi-Fi technology to address various market segments. In 2012, over 1.5 billion Wi-Fi enabled devices were shipped worldwide. The Wi-Fi market segment is expected to continue to grow rapidly over the next 5 years as new technologies and standards are being adopted over many new applications, such as over the top (OTT) video, service providers’ transition to IP Video, the multi-screen revolution and Carriers’ 3G/LTE networks offload to Wi-Fi to name a few.
“RivieraWaves is proud to announce this partnership with Celeno,” said Ange Aznar, CEO of RivieraWaves. “Our 802.11 Wi-Fi solution may be used within a variety of applications, for both client and access point devices, at various MIMO configurations and for various triple play high throughput hotspot and home networking applications”.
The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP portfolio contains a broad range of configurations, supports 802.11n and 802.11ac specifications, starting from 1x1 single stream optimized for wireless sensors and many Internet of Things (IoT) applications requiring low power consumption, to MIMO (Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output) configurations, optimized for complex high throughput applications such as smart phones, tablets, computers, digital TVs, set-top boxes, hotspots and home networking applications.
Celeno provides high performance Wi-Fi chips and software for HD multimedia and entertainment home networking applications. Celeno’s extensive chip portfolio and OptimizAIR™ technology enable the wireless distribution of multiple and simultaneous HD video streams throughout the home with the highest levels of performance and reliability while ensuring a superlative quality of service and user experience. Celeno’s field-proven chips have been integrated into numerous OEM Wi-Fi devices and have been deployed with over 75 service providers worldwide. Founded in 2005, the company has offices and representatives in EMEA, the US and Asia-Pacific and is backed by blue chip investors including Cisco Systems, Greylock Partners, Liberty Global, Pitango Venture Capital and Vintage Investment Partners. For more information, please visit us at http://www.celeno.com
RivieraWaves is leading licensor of silicon IP cores and platforms with the broadest wireless connectivity IP portfolio composed of comprehensive Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions. The “one-stop shop” company’s IP portfolio includes hardware, software and analog/RF cores for fast time to market, complemented by design services for customization and SoC integration. RivieraWaves is the ideal partner for semiconductor companies planning to deliver wireless connectivity ICs for the mobile, home entertainment, medical, sports & fitness, watch and IoT applications.