Spreadtrum Licenses CEVA-TeakLite-4 Audio/Voice DSP

             Spreadtrum Licenses CEVA-TeakLite-4 Audio/Voice DSP

Industry's most widely deployed DSP architecture brings advanced processing
and ultra-low power consumption to Spreadtrum's next-generation smartphone
SoCs

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 05, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 05, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform
solutions and DSP cores, today announced that Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SPRD; "Spreadtrum") has licensed the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP to support
advanced audio and voice capabilities in its next-generation smartphone
platform System-on-Chip (SoCs). This enables Spreadtrum to enhance their audio
and voice processing capabilities, leveraging the latest generation of the
world's most widely deployed DSP architecture.

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The fully programmable CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP was specifically designed to
address the increasingly complex processing and stringent low-power
requirements of advanced voice pre-processing and audio post-processing
algorithms, including the latest always-on voice activation typically found in
high-end devices. The CEVA-TeakLite-4's orthogonal architecture, audio- and
voice-specific instruction set, and advanced power management provide
Spreadtrum with an optimal platform with which to implement ultra-low power
audio and voice capabilities in addition to control plane processing.

"Battery life and advanced voice processing capabilities were two of the
primary DSP selection criteria for our next-generation smartphone platforms,
and the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP delivers outstandingly in both respects," said Dr.
Leo Li, chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. "We are pleased to extend our close
collaboration with CEVA, reflecting the high level of innovation, quality and
support they consistently deliver us."

"Spreadtrum continues to lead the industry in cost-efficient,
highly-integrated smartphone platforms, enabling many millions of people in
developing nations access to the benefits of smartphone technology annually,"
said Issachar Ohana, executive vice president of worldwide sales at CEVA. "We
have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Spreadtrum for many years
and are pleased to enhance our cooperation to include our latest generation
DSP technology."

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 2.5 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 a
scalable and extensible architecture framework, allowing customers to choose
the optimal family member core to address their specific audio/voice
application needs. The CEVA-TeakLite-4 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
http://www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-TeakLite-4.

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 over 1.1 billion devices, powering
smartphones from many of the world's leading OEMs, including HTC, Huawei, 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 www.twitter.com/cevadsp.

SOURCE CEVA, Inc.

Website: http://www.ceva-dsp.com
Contact: Richard Kingston, CEVA, Inc., 650-417-7976,
richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com; Or Mike Sottak, Wired Island, Ltd.,
408-876-4418, mike@wiredislandpr.com
 
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