SAN JOSE, Calif. - November 16, 2004 - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA,
LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores
and communication solutions to the semiconductor industry, today announced
that it has licensed the Xpert-Teak DSP platform to the Integrated
Circuits Group of Sharp Corporation, targeting video and rich-media image
application processing on Sharp's portable multimedia devices and mobile
Sharp's adoption of CEVA Xpert-Teak exploits the platform's high
performance at very low power in multimedia application processing for
various SoC designs. In deploying Xpert-Teak across their multimedia
product range, Sharp breaks the cycle of investing in a new DSP
architecture for each new application, and exploits the cost and
time-to-market advantages of reusable DSP platforms.
"Sharp's adoption of our Xpert-Teak DSP platform across the multimedia
product line in the semiconductor division is a tremendous endorsement of
CEVA," commented Chet Silvestri, President and CEO of CEVA. "For next
generation devices, CEVA's DSP cores enable important partners such as
Sharp focus on developing differentiated and leading solutions in a rapid
About CEVA Xpert-Teak
The Xpert-Teak subsystem is a complete, licensable, DSP subsystem for
low-power, low-cost, programmable, DSP-based SoC designs targeted at
low-power and high performance applications such as wireless baseband and
application processing, digital cameras, consumer and professional audio,
VoIP applications and other emerging markets. Built around CEVA's widely
adapted dual-MAC CEVA-Teak DSP Core, it is fully synthesizable and
process-independent, and can be incorporated into a highly integrated SoC.
CEVA Xpert-Teak includes all required hardware peripherals and
incorporates on-chip data and program memories, high-performance DMA
controller, Buffered Time Division Multiplexing Port (BTDMP),
high-throughput Host Processor Interface (HPI), and other interfaces. The
subsystem can be used with off-the-shelf software provided by CEVA and its
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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