DSP Group, Inc. Designates Synopsys Professional Services as System-on-a-Chip Design Center for SmartCores™ DSP Family

SANTA CLARA, California; August 28, 2002 -- DSP Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: DSPG), the world leader in the development and licensing of
Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores, announced today that Synopsys
Professional Services
has been designated as a Design Center for DSP
Group's SmartCores DSP Family. Additionally, DSP Group has joined the
Synopsys Professional Services Alliance Program. The two companies will
work toward providing their mutual customers with optimal solutions that
combine best-practice design solutions and leading-edge intellectual
property (IP)-based components for the design of application-specific
integrated circuits (ASICs). As a designated Design Center, Synopsys
Professional Services will apply its expertise to assist customers in
designing wireless, broadband and other telecommunications
systems-on-chips (SoCs) that combine products from DSP Group's SmartCores
family with industry-standard processors from other semiconductor and
component companies.

"Digital signal processing is essential technology for customers in our
target market segments of wireless and broadband communications," said
Glen Jones, director of strategic partnerships, Synopsys Professional
Services, Synopsys, Inc. "The soft cores offered by DSP Group give
developers in these and other domains versatile IP solutions for their
end-user applications. By becoming a Design Center for DSP Group, we
strengthen our commitment to providing our mutual customers with
system-on-a-chip design solutions for compute-intensive applications."

"DSP Group has consistently striven to create exceptional value for our
customers through our multi-generation SmartCores products and network of
technology partners," says Bat-Sheva Ovadia, vice president of marketing
and business development at DSP Group's Ceva Licensing Division. "We
believe that the combination of Synopsys Professional Services' design
capabilities and our widely-adopted DSP cores will create a stronger value
proposition for our existing and future licensees."

About DSP Group's SmartCores™

SmartCores licensees gain significant benefits from the following
advanced technological features, including:

  • Soft core - a fully synthesizable core that can be
    ported to any process or foundry

  • Code compatibility between processors - enabling the
    re-use of legacy code

  • Application/Algorithm-Driven Architecture
  • Low power consumption and efficient heat

  • High code density - enabling reduced memory size
    leading to lower chip cost

  • Multiple performance levels - Single-MAC architecture
    (PineDSPCore®, OakDSPCore® and TeakLite®); Dual-MAC architecture (Teak®)
    and Dual-MAC with Instruction Level Parallelism

About Synopsys Professional Services

Synopsys Professional Services
contributes directly to the success of leading electronics firms worldwide
by delivering the technology, methodology and expertise to solve their
most demanding SoC development challenges. Synopsys' comprehensive
portfolio of services covers all critical phases of the SoC development
process, as well as systems development in wireless and broadband
applications. Since leading-edge development demands close collaboration,
customers are offered a variety of engagement models from
methodology-driven project assistance to full turnkey development to best
fit their business and project needs. For more information please visit http://www.synopsys.com/sps.

SmartCores is a trademark of DSP Group,
Inc. Other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.