CEVA Partners With TES Electronic Solutions to Bring Graphics Capabilities to MM2000 Portable Multimedia Solution

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IIC Taiwan -- CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and TES Electronic Solutions (TES), a global electronics design and manufacturing services company, today announced a partnership to enable 2D/3D graphics applications on CEVA's MM2000 portable multimedia solution using TES' eVRU (embedded Vector Rendering Unit) technology.

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eVRU is a powerful vector rendering library developed by TES specifically for DSP engines offering industry standard OpenGL ES 1.1 API. Traditional multimedia architectures offering graphics capabilities require dedicated engines or hardware blocks to run the different functions within the system. With the MM2000 architecture however, eVRU utilizes the single CEVA-X DSP core used for video/audio encode & decode as the engine for graphics rendering, without requiring any additional accelerators or dedicated hardware.

Many of today's portable devices require high quality and real-time graphics rendering including cellular handsets, smartphones, portable media players (PMP), portable navigation devices (PND) and digital cameras. The combination of CEVA's production-proven portable multimedia engine and TES' advanced graphics libraries enable MM2000 customers to address this requirement and greatly reduce overall cost, time-to-market and system design time for 3D capable multimedia processors. MM2000 supports a wide range of video formats including H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, RMVB, DivX, AVS and H.263 up to D1 resolution, allowing designers complete flexibility in audio/video and 2D/3D graphics support for competitive differentiation.

Said Juergen Zeller, Vice President, Design Services & Technology at TES: "Consumers today demand ever-more sophisticated, feature-rich user interfaces and functionality in their portable devices. As a result, 3D graphics processing capabilities are becoming a pre-requisite for multimedia engines targeting these handheld markets. TES is very pleased to partner with CEVA on its eVRU technology, enabling easy integration of advanced 3D graphics capabilities into CEVA-X DSPs, without requiring any additional hardware accelerators."

Said Eran Briman, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at CEVA: "The partnership with TES is another important testimony for our 'all-in-software' architectural approach to multimedia. We enable our customers to handpick any number of multimedia codecs to run on their MM2000-based designs, in addition to 2D/3D graphics software. With additional functionality including cellular baseband, GPS, DVB-H and Bluetooth, capable of utilizing the DSP engine at the heart of MM2000, our solution raises the industry bar for convergence and differentiation capabilities."

The CEVA MM2000™ portable multimedia solution is designed around a single CEVA-X DSP core without requiring any accelerators or dedicated engines for video and audio processing, and is supported by an advanced set of development tools. These two factors dramatically simplify the application development process and minimize development time for multimedia products. In addition, the general-purpose open CEVA-X DSP at the heart of the MM2000 enables designers to integrate extra functionality in addition to video on the same solution. For example, audio, voice, graphics, Bluetooth, GPS, image enhancement, cellular baseband functionality or any proprietary algorithms that require signal processing capabilities can utilize the DSP core engine, thereby reducing costs and increasing differentiation for video-enabled products.

About TES Electronic Solutions

TES Electronic Solutions is a global electronics services company with a focus on innovative custom solutions for a wide variety of technology and services industries. TES solutions include integrated circuits, software, hardware and systems. The Company has delivered solutions to blue-chip companies worldwide from its 17 design and manufacturing locations. The Company has the know-how and resources to offer consulting ,IP licensing, with focus on communications ( DECT & UWB ) , Location & Navigation technologies. TES's Create Design and Manufacture (CDM) solutions provide customers with systems or sub-systems that improve their existing operations or enable them to exploit a market opportunity in the fastest possible time. Headquartered in Langon-sur-Vilaine in northwestern France, the Company employs 900, of whom 500 are design engineers. It has 15 design centers and project offices located in Silicon Valley (US), Edinburgh (UK), Paris, Rennes, Grenoble, Nice (France), Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremburg, Munich (Germany), Bangalore (India) and Tokyo (Japan). Its two factories are in Rennes (France) and Penang (Malaysia).For more information visit http://www.tesbv.com/

About CEVA, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, consumer electronics and storage 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 2007, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 225 million devices. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-ip.com/

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CONTACT: Richard Kingston of CEVA, Inc., +1-408-514-2976,
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