MANHASSET, N.Y. -- Chip IP specialist CEVA Inc. said Wednesday (Sept. 12) it will make a minority equity investment in wireless software IP provider Antcor.
Antcor (Marousi, Greece) specializes in IP software for Wi-Fi in handsets, machine-to-machine and small cell applications.The investment complements CEVA's strategy for developing Wi-Fi 802.11ac software with its CEVA-XC DSP wireless platform to support multiple air interfaces and protocols.
Antcorís software IP primarily targets applications with multiple air interfaces such as LTE-Advanced, HSPA+, TV broadcasting, Bluetooth, GNSS and smart home networks. The company's Wi-Fi IP offering includes both PHY and MAC layers.
The Antcor deal follows CEVA's earlier investment in eyeSight Mobile Technologies, which provides a software-based gesture recognition capability for CEVA's MM3101 imaging and vision platform.
Earlier this year, CEVA (Mountain View, Calif.) announced a Wi-Fi
802.11ac reference architecture addressing both PHY and MAC layers in
software, claiming it requires minimal hardware acceleration.
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