Mindspeed 3G/4G/LTE Baseband Solution Deploys CEVA DSP Processor to Deliver Best-in-Class Performance for Next-Generation Base Stations

Mindspeed and CEVA Collaborate to Enable New Class of High-Performance Base Stations

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 26, 2009 -- Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications and CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA, LSE:CVA) announced today that CEVA’s proven, high-performance CEVA-X1641 DSP for wireless infrastructure applications is deployed in Mindspeed’s new Transcede 4000 wireless baseband packet processor. The Transcede 4000 enables a new class of high-performance, low-power, software-programmable devices that solve the computational challenges presented by next-generation mobile networks.

By deploying ten CEVA-X1641 DSPs in a powerful, multicore architecture, Mindspeed’s Transcede 4000 device delivers the performance, flexibility and low power consumption required for next-generation mobile base stations. The Transcede 4000 device is the first in a planned family of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions that will use the CEVA DSP core. The Transcede family supports a wide range of DSP processing needs in mobile networks, from femtocells to macrocells, across all required air interface standards, and spanning a wide range of price and performance points.

"We are very pleased with the performance of the CEVA-X1641 DSP core as the primary DSP processor within the Transcede 4000 baseband processor,” said Tom Medrek, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mindspeed’s Multi-Service Access business unit. “The CEVA-X1641 optimizes application performance in the Transcede 4000 and will allow mobile network operators to dramatically increase base station processing capability, while also reducing bill of materials costs and power consumption in next-generation deployments."

"Mindspeed is a leader in the development of network-infrastructure SoCs, and their integration of our CEVA-X1641 DSP core into their Transcede 4000 baseband processor is a strong endorsement of our technology for high-performance, cost-effective, carrier-grade equipment," said Eran Briman, vice president of Marketing at CEVA . "This latest deployment of our technology further expands our market reach beyond the cellular and consumer markets into the telecom and W-CDMA, WiMAX and LTE basestation market."

CEVA's industry-leading DSP cores power many of the world's leading cellular baseband handset solutions. The company’s broad customer base includes Infineon, ST-Ericsson, Broadcom, Samsung, Mediatek, Spreadtrum and VIA Telecom, among others. To date, more than 600 million CEVA-powered handsets have shipped. Addressing next-generation LTE terminal and infrastructure markets, the CEVA-X1641 and CEVA-XC DSPs have been specifically architected to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance WiMAX, LTE and software definable radio (SDR) wireless communications processors. CEVA has multiple licensees developing LTE handset and infrastructure solutions based on CEVA DSP cores.

Mindspeed’s Transcede 4000 application-specific baseband processor SoC combines 48 giga multiplications and accumulations per second (GMACs) of DSP performance with 9000 Dhrystone million instructions per second (DMIPS) of reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processing performance. This processing performance allows the physical and medium access control layers to be co-located on a single SoC, delivering the lowest latency possible. The Trancede 4000 also delivers a high level of application-specific system integration by including the latest, industry-standard common public radio interface (CPRI) functionality, plus high-speed sRIO and PCI express I/O. On-chip hardware acceleration for forward error correction (FEC) and encryption further reduce the overall system cost.

About Mindspeed Technologies
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor networking solutions for communications applications in enterprise, access, metropolitan and wide area networks. The company's three key product families include high-performance analog transmission and switching solutions, multiservice access products designed to support voice and data services across wireline and wireless networks, and WAN communications solutions including T/E carrier physical-layer and link-layer devices as well as ATM/MPLS network processors. Mindspeed's products are used in a wide variety of network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers and digital loop carrier equipment. To learn more, visit us at www.mindspeed.com.

About CEVA
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2008, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 300 million devices. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com

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