SAN JOSE, CA & KYUNGGI-DO, KOREA - April, 19 2004 - CEVA,
Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA; LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of Digital Signal
Processor (DSP) cores and communications solutions, and EoNex
Technologies, Inc., a leading Korean mobile solution provider, today
announced that EoNex has selected CEVA's new generation CEVA-X
architecture to power their next generation enhanced mobile solutions.
CEVA-X is a scalable VLIW-SIMD DSP architecture delivering breakthrough
performance, at low power consumption and at lowest cost-of-development
for DSP deployment. The CEVA-X1620, licensed to EoNex, is a dual
MAC 16-bit fixed point, fully synthesizable DSP core and the best
performing DSP on the market today. Independent benchmarks by Berkeley
Design Technology (BDTI) confirmed CEVA-X1620 as the industry's fastest
licensable DSP core. CEVA-X enables licensees to efficiently develop
software using high-level languages such C and C++ allowing re-usability
and fast time to market.
EoNex is broadening its mobile product portfolio for their
worldwide mobile customer base. EoNex has successfully developed
the N1000, cdma2000 1x modem, and the N3000, the world's first
WCDMA/cdma2000 1x dual mode modem. Powered by the CEVA-X DSP, EoNex
will expand its product line to include enhanced multimedia features.
These chips, the N1100 1x EV-DO modem and the N3100 WCDMA/1x EV-DO dual
mode modem, feature A/C-GPS, 128-poly MIDI, and other multimedia
capabilities. Using the power of CEVA-X, EoNex can integrate GPS
and multimedia applications. Furthermore, EoNex plans to release
the universal modem supporting the entire worldwide wireless standards of
W-CDMA, cdma2000, and EGPRS in Q1 2005.
"CEVA-X, a groundbreaking technology which provides superior DSP
performance and scalability, allows EoNex to develop
high-performance, power-efficient chip solutions that support multimedia
applications," said Don Kim, VP of Business Planning. "EoNex and
CEVA have successfully worked together in the past in DSP technology, and
we will be able to provide enhanced modem chips for mobile applications
using the new CEVA-X DSP architecture."
"Our partnership with EoNex further expands our wireless
presence in the rapidly growing 3G and multimedia markets," said Gideon
Wertheizer, EVP of CEVA. "We are confident that the adoption of the CEVA-X
will further extend CEVA's position as the leading licensor of DSP to the
EoNex Technologies Incorporated (http://www.eonex.com/) provides modem chip and protocol
software solution for CDMA, GSM and 3G WCDMA wireless terminals. The
company provides the timely delivery of cost- and performance- effective
wireless terminal products. EoNex, founded in Korea in 2000,
provides a complete product line-up for 2G (GSM, IS95-A/B), 2.5G (EGPRS,
cdma2000 1x) and 3G (WCDMA, 1x EV-DO) modems. These modem solutions are
tightly integrated into dual-mode or triple-mode combo solutions to make
possible the service transition of 2G to 3G in different market segments
around the globe.
About CEVA, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is the leading licensor of digital signal processor (DSP) cores, multimedia, GPS and storage platforms to the semiconductor industry. CEVA licenses a family of programmable DSP cores, associated SoC system platforms and a portfolio of application platforms including multimedia, audio, Voice over Packet (VoP), GPS location, Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2005 CEVA's IP was shipped in over 115 million devices. CEVA was created through the merger of the DSP licensing division of DSP Group and Parthus Technologies. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.
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