Companies extend their licensing agreement to provide industry’s most advanced Bluetooth IP offering
Campbell, Calif., – December 9, 2009 – IPextreme Inc., a semiconductor technology licensing specialist, has extended its partnership with Infineon Technologies AG to bring Infineon’s BlueMoon™ UniCellular Bluetooth® 2.1 solution featuring Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) functionality to the broad semiconductor market in the form of a complete licensable IP core. Under the agreement, IPextreme will market, sell, and provide front-line support for Infineon’s Bluetooth 2.1 IP and license it directly to customers.
Infineon is a leading supplier of Bluetooth technology and has shipped more than 130 million Bluetooth devices, including more than 24 million units of BlueMoon UniCellular to date. “Infineon will continue Bluetooth innovations and will integrate Bluetooth functionality into future generations of our baseband single-chip modems,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Vice President and General Manager, Entry Phones at Infineon Technologies. “Communications is one of the three focus areas of Infineon. Through our agreement with our long-time partner IPextreme we extend availability of our well-proven Bluetooth solution to additional markets.”
The key features of the BlueMoon UniCellular IP core include:
- Compliance to the Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR level of Bluetooth standard
- Software upgradeable to Bluetooth 3.0
- Complete embedded Bluetooth subsystem, consisting of digital baseband, radio modem, and software stack up to the HCI level
- Production-proven silicon in standard 130nm CMOS process
- Roadmap to process nodes below 130nm in 2010
- Roadmap to support the Bluetooth Low Energy standard in 2010
“We see a continuous demand for a high quality, proven IP solution in the Bluetooth market and BlueMoon will be an attractive solution for customers with high volume devices that can benefit from integration of a trusted Bluetooth solution,” said Warren Savage, IPextreme CEO. “We’re pleased to be able to deepen our relationship with Infineon to bring such leading-edge technology to the market.”
The agreement builds upon an already successful relationship between the two companies, first established in June 2004, whereby IPextreme has been selling and delivering the popular Infineon C166™ S and TriCore™ 16-bit and 32-bit microcontroller cores, and more recently MultiCAN, MLI, and MSC interface cores as well as MCDS, a multi-core debug solution, all widely used in the automotive market.
The BlueMoon IP solution is available for license today. More information can be found at www.ip-extreme.com or by email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme licenses famous semiconductor IP (intellectual property) and methodologies developed by large semiconductor companies to chip designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit www.ip-extreme.com.