CEVA and Sensory Partner to Deliver Lowest Power Voice Activation Solution Based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP Platform

  CEVA and Sensory Partner to Deliver Lowest Power Voice Activation Solution
                    Based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP Platform

Optimized TrulyHandsfree™ technology from Sensory leverages performance, power
benefits and tool chain efficiency of leading voice/audio DSP; Companies to
showcase solution at Mobile World Congress 2013

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform
solutions and DSP cores, and Sensory, Inc., the leader in speech technologies
for consumer products, today announced that the companies have partnered to
offer an advanced voice recognition solution based on the industry-leading
CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSPand Sensory's TrulyHandsfree™ always-on voice activation
technology. The solution includes Sensory's innovative Low Power Speech
Detector technology, which dramatically reduces power consumption for
always-listening devices, and marks the first time this technology has been
implemented on a DSP core.

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Illustrating the inherent power benefits of deploying Sensory technology on
the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, Sensory's voice activation technology consumes less
than 60uW on the DSP when implemented in a 28nm process, making it ideal for a
wide range of power-sensitive applications, including smartphones, tablets,
games, televisions, and automobiles. The companies will demonstrate Sensory's
TrulyHandsfree Voice Control running on CEVA silicon at the upcoming Mobile
World Congress in CEVA's booth (Stand 7i70).

"CEVA's audio and voice platforms are recognized for their leadership role in
the handset industry, and by partnering with them to bring our TrulyHandsfree
technology to the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, we are able to deliver a highly
efficient and easy-to-integrate solution for CEVA's broad customer base," said
Bernard Brafman, vice president of business development at Sensory. "The
user-friendly, advanced suite of software and hardware development tools
allowed us to port and optimize our solution in record time, while the
performance of the CEVA-TeakLite-4 platform also offers the ability to
incorporate additional Sensory voice technologies, such as biometric speaker
identification and text-to-speech."

Sensory's TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology offers multiple phrase
technology that recognizes, analyzes and responds to dozens of keywords. It
consistently recognizes phrases even when embedded in sentences in a noisy
environment. Traditional approaches to keyword spotting have failed in high
noise and frequently false fire, but TrulyHandsfree™ shows unparalleled
accuracy without false fires even in high noise and speech. The fully
programmable CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP provides processing power to implement such
advanced algorithms, while leaving plenty of headroom to support other
audio/voice related functions in software. 

"Sensory has significantly improved the state-of-the-art when it comes to
voice recognition accuracy and performance with its always-on voice activation
technology," said Moshe Sheier, director of product marketing, audio & voice
at CEVA. "Combined with the second generation power scaling unit and
audio/voice targeted instruction set architecture of our CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP,
product developers can easily incorporate Sensory's high-quality voice
activation technologies into devices at the lowest power consumption in the
industry, meeting the demanding design specifications for battery life."

About CEVA-TeakLite-4
The CEVA-TeakLite-4 is the fourth generation DSP based on the CEVA-TeakLite
architecture, the most successful licensable DSP family in the history of the
semiconductor industry, with more than 2 billion audio/voice chips shipped,
over 100 licensees, 30 active ecosystem partners and more than 100 audio and
voice software packages available. The CEVA-TeakLite-4 is offered as an
architecture framework, composed of four DSP cores, the
TL410/TL411/TL420/TL421, all having a 32-bit native data width required for
advanced pre and post-processing voice/audio applications. It is fully
compatible with previous generations of the CEVA-TeakLite family, ensuring
that the complete software portfolio of the CEVA-TeakLite architecture runs on
the CEVA-TeakLite-4 with improved efficiency. By taking advantage of a unified
development infrastructure composed of code-compatible cores, a set of
optimized software libraries and a unified tool chain, customers can
significantly reduce software development costs while leveraging their
software investment in future products. For more information, visit

About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products,
offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech
recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more.
Sensory's products are widely deployed in consumer electronic applications
including Smart Phones, Automotive, Bluetooth™ products, toys, and various
home electronics. Sensory's customers represent the leaders in consumer
electronics, including such companies as AT&T, BlueAnt Wireless, Hasbro, JVC,
Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden, VTech, Samsung and Sony.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP)
DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile, portable and consumer
electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies
for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (vision, imaging and HD
audio), voice processing, Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA
(SATA). In 2012, CEVA's IP was shipped in more than 1 billion devices,
powering smartphones from many of the world's leading OEMs, including HTC,
Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, TCL and ZTE. Today, more
than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For
more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at


Website: http://www.ceva-dsp.com
Contact: Richard Kingston, CEVA, Inc., +1-650-417-7976,
richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com; or Mike Sottak, Wired Island, Ltd.,
+1-408-876-4418, mike@wiredislandpr.com; or Bernard Brafman, Sensory,
+1-408-891-4515, bbrafman@sensoryinc.com
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