CEVA Wins CEM Editor's Choice Award for Breakthrough CEVA-X1 IoT Processor

CEVA-X1's integrated DSP+CPU architecture delivers high-efficiency processing for cellular communications in ultra-low power IoT devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that it has been declared a winner in the China Electronic Market (CEM) 2017 Editor's Choice Awards. The award recognizes the CEVA-X1 IoT Processor as "The most competitive MCU and DSP product in China."

The CEVA-X1 IoT processor implements a single-core DSP+CPU architecture, specifically designed to address the severe size, power and cost constraints imposed by the latest eMTC Cat-M1 and eNB-IoT Cat-NB2 standards, as well as future FeMTC and 5G cellular IoT deployments.

"We are delighted to accept this prestigious award for our CEVA-X1 IoT processor, particularly at a time when cellular IoT services are being launched around the world," said Michael Boukaya, vice president and general manager of the wireless business unit at CEVA. "NB-IoT is set to connect billions of IoT devices to the cellular networks in the coming years. Our CEVA-X1 processor is at the core of our DragonFly NB1 platform that vastly simplifies our customers development of NB-IoT chips for a wide range of applications, including the smart home, smart utilities, asset tracking, and security, as well as environmental, industrial and agricultural monitoring and control."

The CEVA-Dragonfly NB1 pre-integrates together the CEVA-X1 processor, an optimized RF, a baseband, and a protocol software to offer a complete Release 14 Cat-NB2 modem IP solution that reduces time-to-market and lowers entry barriers.  The CEVA-X1 in the system can also serve as a multi-purpose, multi-mode processing hub for a range of tightly-associated IoT workloads, including Wi-Fi 802.11n, 802.11ac, Bluetooth/BLE, ZigBee/Thread, LoRa, SIGFOX, narrowband voice, GNSS and sensor fusion. Crucially, the CEVA-X1 can handle multiple processing workloads simultaneously, allowing developers complete flexibility in tailoring their systems to meet the requirements of any IoT use case.

Derived from the NEW CEVA-X architecture framework, the CEVA-X1 employs an extended Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) that, in addition to DSP processing, also allows it to efficiently handle CPU software workloads, such as protocol stacks and system control. For more information on the CEVA-X1, visit https://www.ceva-ip.com/product/ceva-x1/.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax up to 4x4). Visit us at ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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