K-Micro Licenses CEVA's Fully Integrated Ultra-Low Power VoIP Platform for New CPE Gateways and IP Phones

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA)(LSE: CVA) the leading licensor of digital signal processor (DSP) cores, multimedia and storage platforms to the semiconductor industry, and K-Micro, a leader in advanced yet affordable ASIC technology, today announced that K-Micro has licensed the CEVA-VoP™ Voice-Over-Packet platform for integration into its ASIC offerings, including its TOPAZ SoC platform. This production-proven Voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution will enable K-Micro customers to incorporate advanced voice functionality into their newest Fiber-to-the Premise (FTTP) Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) gateways and IP phones.

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To meet the stringent equipment requirements of multiple carriers, K-Micro's customers will benefit from the highly integrated nature of the CEVA-VoP platform, including the range of standard hardware interfaces and software application program interfaces (APIs) available with it.

Based on the popular CEVA-TeakLite-II™ core and Xpert-TeakLite-II™ DSP subsystem, the CEVA-VoP platform is a full-featured semiconductor intellectual property (IP) package containing all the necessary hardware, software and development tools to enable product developers to easily incorporate VoIP functionality into their system-on-chip devices required for today's Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) gateways and IP phones. The solution's performance and functionality benefits enable previously unachievable feature-rich products that leverage the widespread availability of broadband networks and the cost-effectiveness and other advantages of VoIP technology.

"To comply with our customers' diverse equipment design requirements, it is of utmost importance to us to utilize a cost-efficient and flexible platform to integrate into their products that will speed time-to-market and allow them to quickly adapt as the market evolves," said Joel Silverman, vice president of technology solutions at K-Micro. "The CEVA-VoP platform fully meets our needs for providing the channel density scalability and feature-set flexibility required to address the dynamic markets we serve."

"K-Micro's licensing of our CEVA-VoP platform further demonstrates the ongoing successful collaboration between the two companies," Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA said. "Our fully integrated and configurable platform solution provides K-Micro with the cost, power and time-to-market benefits that they expect for their customers. Their continued commitment to our technology is further testimony to the excellent products and service we provide our customers."

The CEVA-VoP platform is built on top of the widely adopted, fully programmable CEVA-TeakLite-II high-performance 200MHz (in 0.13u) DSP engine, and the Xpert-TeakLite-II integrated subsystem (with cached memory, peripherals, and system interfaces), capable of handling multiple, simultaneous voice channels on a single core. CEVA has included internally developed software modules for critical functions such as voice coding, echo cancellation and telephony interfaces. In addition, CEVA-VoP handles the signaling and networking functions in the standalone networking configuration of the platform, where the system does not require an integrated host CPU. CEVA-VoP is supported by a complete set of development tools, a reference board and various application utilities.

About CEVA, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is the leading licensor of digital signal processor (DSP) cores, multimedia and storage platforms to the semiconductor industry. CEVA licenses a family of programmable DSP cores, associated SoC system platforms and a portfolio of application platforms including multimedia, audio, Voice over Packet (VoP), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2005, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 130 million devices. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-ip.com/ .

About K-Micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics)

K-Micro is a leader in advanced yet affordable ASIC technology. The company's innovative technologies and world-class design support are used in the consumer electronics, computer, office-automation, networking and storage markets. The company is an active participant in industry standards organizations, including, Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), USB Implementers Forum, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Universal Plug and Play Forum (UPnP), Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC), the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), and OCP International Partnership (OCP-IP). K-Micro has design centers in Boston, San Jose, Taipei, and Tokyo. For more information, contact the company at 408-570-0555, or visit http://www.k-micro.us/ .

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