ParthusCeva and ARM Collaborate to Create Common Development Environment for Hybrid CPU/DSP-Based System-on-Chip

San Jose, CA and Cambridge, UK - 10 December 2002 - ParthusCeva,
Inc., [(Nasdaq: PCVA); (LSE: PCV)], the industry's leading provider of
licensable Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and solutions, and ARM,
[(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of
16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, today announced a new
and innovative development environment for their mutual customers. This
development environment enables ASIC designers to combine ParthusCeva's
DSP cores and the ARM® CPU cores - the two leading licensed processor
cores in the industry - in multiple-core silicon products. Based around
the ARM RealView™ development solution, this common development
environment significantly reduces the development complexity, verification
time and costs for such system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

Industry analyst Jim Turley commented, "The majority of new generation
SoC designs will combine a CPU and DSP processor core in the same chip.
Most developers have no experience using both, so developing and writing
programs is an enormously complex task. This integrated development tool
substantially eases the task, and will inevitably lead to better,
more-reliable products faster. And it comes from the acknowledged leaders
in RISC and DSP, respectively."

This ARM/ParthusCeva partnership enables hybrid RISC/DSP solutions to
be emulated, debugged and optimized through a common development
environment resulting in a significantly faster and simplified development
process. The development environment offers a combined suite of tools
using key components from the ARM RealView development solution including
the ARM Integrator™ development platform, the ARM RealView Debugger™ and
RealView Compilation tools plus ParthusCeva's Integrator
platform-compatible Core Module Board and software support tools. This
debugging environment enables concurrent software development and will
limit expensive chip manufacturing that traditionally is required prior to
verification and eventual ASIC production.

"As a significant number of ARM core-based systems combine a hybrid of
CPU and DSP cores, this common development environment with ParthusCeva
will greatly reduce the development complexity and cost of these hybrid
solutions and should further enhance the capabilities of the ARM
architecture," said Tudor Brown, chief operating officer, ARM. "This
partnership will enable ASIC developers to bring their products to market
quickly and cost effectively."

"Hybrid solutions combining CPU and DSP cores are key to practically
all new digital devices such as cellular phones, digital cameras, PDAs and
a multitude of multimedia devices," said Gideon Wertheizer, EVP and chief
technology officer, ParthusCeva. "Our mutual customers will greatly
benefit from the two respective leaders in CPU and DSP cores offering the
first real-time, multi-core development environment to ease what has
traditionally been a very challenging development process."

The common development environment can be used for joint application
development, as well as multi-core debugging including multi-core cross
triggering, to be used in multi-processor configurations and multi-DSP
environments. The environment is fully-compliant with the Advanced
High-Performance Bus (AHB), now the heart of the AMBA® methodology,
including burst mode and efficient data transfer. The system incorporates
AHB bus master and slave configurations, enabling flexible software
architecture where either the DSP or ARM processor can control the data
transfer. Peripheral boards can be mounted on the platform to handle
additional functions such as video, audio, memory expansions or user
hardware accelerators.

The development solution can be populated with various generations of
ARM processors, including the ARM7™ and ARM9™ core families, alongside all
members of ParthusCeva's Cores family including PalmDSPCore®, Teak® and
TeakLite® DSP Cores and the most recent addition, the XpertTeak™
sub-system. The tools suite can also be utilized independently of ARM
developments for DSP application development.

About the ARM RealView Development Solution

RealView tools provide designers with the best solution for creating
and analyzing systems based on ARM technology. They are designed and used
by the same engineers who create the ARM architecture. ARM tools are
exposed to the highest level of pre- and post-silicon evaluation and
development. As a result, the ARM RealView development solution provides
the broadest possible range of support for future ARM architectures and
derivatives. ARM RealView tools are fully integrated and provide a
complete solution to any design or SoC integration challenge, giving the
developer higher confidence in first silicon and a faster time-to-market.

The complete ARM RealView development solution includes:

RealView compilation tools including a C and C++ compiler,
assembler and linker - now available as a stand-alone package

RealView debug solution made up of the RealView Debugger product,
RealViewICE™ emulator and RealView Trace™ module
Boards and
platforms including the industry-proven Integrator family

About ARM

ARM is the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC
microprocessor solutions. The company licenses its high-performance,
low-cost, power-efficient RISC processors, peripherals, and system-chip
designs to leading international electronics companies. ARM also provides
comprehensive support required in developing a complete system. ARM's
microprocessor cores are rapidly becoming a volume RISC standard in such
markets as portable communications, hand-held computing, multimedia
digital consumer and embedded solutions. More information on ARM is
available at

About ParthusCeva

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