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About Beyond Semiconductor

Research and Development Aligned with Vast Experience
Founded in 2005, Beyond Semiconductor is addressing challenges of systemic complexity in today’s electronic devices, empowering our customers to create new and secure experiences for end users. We harness our processor, software and system-wide understanding to engineer not only efficiently designed IP and ASICs to help businesses offer highly differentiated products with innovative business models, but also dedicated hardware security products to protect digital world.
50 +
employed engineers
see customers' problems as their own
70 +
design wins
reflect trust placed in our company
1 Billion +
ASICs with Beyond IP
since a decade ago, customers are shipping designs built around our IP


From Very Beginnings until Now
Beyond Semiconductor was established in 2005 by former Flextronics Semiconductor engineers who previously also designed OpenRISC core. We commercialized and upgraded the CPU, marketed it as the BA12, and soon after introduced BA14 - last implementation of now out-of-date BA1x instruction set architecture.
First significant milestone was development of brand new instruction set architecture. BA12 and BA14 were recognized as apt products, however lacked important characteristic for embedded markets – compact code size. The objective of new architecture was therefore clear: BA2 architecture had to yield extreme code density without compromise on performance, ease-of-use, or scalability.
Consequently, BA2x instruction set architecture features 10% - 40% smaller static instruction count than competing RISC processors. Compared to ARM’s Thumb-2, BA2 code is 7-20% denser. Code size of BA20, BA21 or BA22, three implementations of BA2x architecture, represents just 50% of OpenRISC code size.
Today, our portfolio comprises 6 members of BA2x family of processor cores fully covering embedded processor space, real-time processor space and significant portion of application space. Beyond’s processors are shipped in more than one billion chips. We proud ourselves with every single customer, either announced or unannounced, ranging from vibrant startups to Fortune 500 companies.
What about tomorrow? Our next step is helping our customers protect digital world.



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