Beken License CEVA Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 4.0 IP for Low Power Bluetooth Product Families

   Beken License CEVA Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 4.0 IP for Low Power Bluetooth
                               Product Families

CEVA-Bluetooth platforms provide Beken with cost-efficient, highly-integrated
solutions for Bluetooth-enabled ICs

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 19, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform
solutions and DSP cores, today announced that Beken Corporation, a leading IC
supplier for wireless applications in China, has licensed CEVA's Bluetooth
2.1+EDR and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy IP solutions for the development of
Bluetooth-enabled ICs.


"CEVA provided outstanding engineering support when developing and certifying
our 2.1+EDR Bluetooth-enabled product based on their IP," said Dawei Guo, VP
of Engineering of Beken Corporation. "We are delighted to extend our
relationship with CEVA to include their Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Platform as
we address the burgeoning smartphone and tablet peripherals markets with our
latest ICs."

"Beken is widely recognized in China as a leading fabless semiconductor
company for cost-effective wireless communications chips," said Aviv
Malinovitch, vice president of operations at CEVA. "Coupling their leading
edge RF-CMOS transceiver technology with CEVA-Bluetooth IP provides a strong
foundation for the development of industry-leading products and we look
forward to continuing our successful collaboration for their next-generation
Bluetooth-enabled products."

CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 IP consists of RTL baseband hardware coupled with an ANSI C
software stack. Designed for flexibility, portability and configurability, it
is ideal for integration into a wide range of embedded applications. The IP
has fully-gated clock operation for low power, and employs standard interfaces
such as AMBA (for the processor hardware interface) and BlueRF (for the radio
hardware interface).

CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 is available as a Single Mode (SM) IP package in which a
die-efficient Bluetooth Low Energy solution is provided and also as a Dual
Mode (DM) IP package whereby the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol is combined
with Classic Bluetooth. The Single Mode IP is aimed at Bluetooth Smart
products such as keyboards, body-wear sensor products for medical and sports,
toys and environment sensors. The Dual Mode IP is primarily aimed at
next-generation, multi-radio connectivity chips for Bluetooth Smart Ready
products, e.g. smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing platforms. See for further details on
CEVA-Bluetooth and also CEVA's solutions for Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GNSS.

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 Follow CEVA on twitter at

About Beken Corporation
Beken Corporation is a leading IC supplier for wireless applications in China,
developing highly integrated high-performance semiconductor products wielding
leading edge RF-CMOS transceiver technology. Founded in February 2005, Beken
headquarters are located at Zhangjiang High Tech Park of Pudong New District
in Shanghai, China, with sales and customer support offices in Shenzhen and
Hong Kong. For further information, visit


Contact: Richard Kingston, CEVA, Inc., +1-650-417-7976,; Mike Sottak, Wired Island, Ltd., for CEVA,
+1-408-876-4418,; Huahui Deng, Beken Corp., +86 21 5108
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