SINGAPORE, 3GSM ASIA. - September 22, 2005 - CEVA, Inc., (NASDAQ: CEVA; LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores, multimedia, GPS and storage platforms to the semiconductor industry, announced it will demonstrate a range of high-performance, low-cost, programmable DSP-based solutions for handsets and portable consumer devices at 3GSM 2005 World Congress Asia, Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore; 26-28 September 2005, in Hall 602, Stand B31-B32.
The demonstrations encompass CEVA-Audio, a highly integrated, small-footprint and low-power platform for multi-standard audio applications; Mobile-Media, two fully programmable licensable platforms for mobile multimedia applications and CEVA-GPS, a DSP-based indoor GPS solution for mobile devices.
Also at the congress, Mr. Gweltaz Toquet, CEVA's newly appointed VP Sales for Asia Pacific will give a presentation entitled "A Licensable DSP Software Solution for Portable Multimedia" during the "Technology Evolution" session at the Free Content Seminar Theatre on September 28 at 2:30pm.
Commenting on his appointment and CEVA's presence in Asia, Mr. Toquet said "I am delighted to be representing CEVA throughout the Asia Pacific region. We recognize Asia to be a strategically important market for our technologies and products and the recent opening of new CEVA sales and support offices in Taiwan will further strengthen our presence in the region. I am confident that we can continue to build on our strong customer base throughout Asia and deploy our industry-leading technologies in state-of-the-art products."
CEVA-Audio is a low-power, low-cost platform that combines several CEVA-developed technologies including CEVA-TeakLite-II™, the new and enhanced version of the widely-adopted CEVA-TeakLite™ DSP core, a cache memory subsystem, audio peripherals, a comprehensive set of audio codecs and complete tool chain support. CEVA-Audio, a fully synthesizable soft IP, operating at up to 200MHz, is built on a small DSP core and cache memory subsystem, with overall die size of less than two square mm, and 0.1mA/Mhz for stereo MP3 decoder (using TSMC 0.13u G process). It supports all of the industry standard audio and speech codecs, including MP3, WMA, AAC, HE-AAC, Ogg-Vorbis, BSAC, NB-AMR and WB-AMR.
Targeted at mobile multimedia applications for handheld devices such as multimedia phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs and Portable Media Players, Mobile-Media is the only fully programmable, software-based solution to achieve H.264 encode and decode, up to D1 resolution at 30 frames per second. Mobile-Media incorporates a CEVA DSP core, a subsystem of multimedia interfaces and peripherals, together with fully software-optimized video, audio and, imaging. The programmable nature of the platform allows reuse by CEVA's customers for multiple devices and supports future evolution of emerging standards. The platform allows customers to maintain low power consumption and small die size leading to increased battery life and lower cost. Mobile-Media can be easily adapted to any process and foundry due to its fully synthesizable IP.
CEVA GPS4000 is the industry's only fully DSP-based GPS licensable solution and delivers instant and exceptionally accurate location information, specifically within indoor environments. CEVA GPS4000 is a complete and licensable solution for baseband, offering near-instant indoor location fix in less than 3.5 seconds and positional accuracy to within 20 meters at -148dBm.
The combination of high indoor sensitivity, ultra low power consumption and low solution cost makes CEVA GPS4000 a compelling choice for wireless device manufacturers. The solution includes all baseband hardware & software, supports standalone as well as Assisted GPS and is optimized for GSM/GPRS and WCDMA environments.
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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