CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for communications and connectivity (2G/3G/LTE/LTE-A, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), computational photography (super resolution, high dynamic range, video stabilizer), and computer vision (gesture recognition, emotion recognition, object recognition), advanced audio and voice processing, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA).
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, CEVA has more than 230 employees worldwide, with design centers in Israel, Ireland and France, and sales and support offices located in Europe, the U.S. and throughout Asia. To date, more than 5 billion CEVA-powered chips have been shipped worldwide, for a wide range of diverse end markets. In 2013 alone, our licensees shipped more than 1 billion CEVA-powered products.
Recent industry data from The Linley Group reported CEVA’s share of the DSP IP market at more than 3x any other DSP IP licensor. With more than 250 licensees and 375 licensing agreements signed to date, CEVA’s comprehensive customer base includes many of the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Actions, Beken, Broadcom, Celeno, Dialog Semiconductor, DSP Group, Entropic, FujiFilm, Fujitsu, Intel, Leadcore, LG Electronics, Mediatek, MegaChips, Novatek, Nufront, NXP, Renesas, Rockchip, Rohm, Samsung, Sharp, Sigma, Sony, Spreadtrum, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba, VIA Technologies, VIA Telecom, Yamaha and ZTE all leverage CEVA’s industry-leading DSP cores and Platform IPs. These companies incorporate our IP into application-specific integrated circuits (“ASICs”) and application-specific standard products (“ASSPs”) that they manufacture, market and sell to consumer electronics companies.
The CEVA business model consists of two components; upfront license fees and related revenues; and royalty revenue from every chip sold by our customers incorporating our IP.
CEVA was created through the combination of the DSP IP licensing division of DSP Group, Inc. and Parthus Technologies plc (“Parthus”) in November 2002. In 2014, the company acquired RivieraWaves, a privately held French company with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth IP. CEVA is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (Ticker: CEVA) CEVA is the founding member of the HiPer consortium and Shay Adar, Director of Technology Collaborative Programs, is the consortium Chairman.
CEVA is committed to the development of:
- Innovative micro-architecture and design techniques to improve performance in DSP cores
- New HW mechanisms to decrease the extra penalty that introduced by ultra-deep pipeline
- Increased instructions parallelism
- Efficient parallel data transfer protocols to minimize the dependency between different execution units
- Optimized clock cycle usage
- Reduction of over-design practices
- Validation challenges for high speed design through the entire flow, from architecture exploration, through micro architecture to RTL and backend