Renesas Technology Licenses CEVA's Xpert-Blue Platform And Achieves Bluetooth 1.2 Certification

San Jose, Calif. - June 7, 2004 - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA; LSE:
CVA), the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and
communications solutions to the semiconductor industry, today announced
that Renesas Technology Corp. has completed development of it's Bluetooth
baseband controller (SH7660) utilizing CEVA's Xpert-Blue Bluetooth
platform. Renesas' baseband was awarded Bluetooth 1.2 certification by the
industry's Bluetooth Qualification Program.

This baseband is part of a range of Bluetooth products developed by
Renesas, designed for embedded Bluetooth applications such as stereo audio
streaming and hands free car kits. The SH7630 uses the SH-3 CPU core while
the SH7660 uses the SH3-DSP. These devices enable customers to run their
complete application using a single processor.

"We are pleased to maintain our leadership in Bluetooth technology by
being the first Intellectual Property company to have customer silicon
which is a fully compliant Bluetooth Version 1.2 solution," said Martin
Farnan, Bluetooth Product Marketing Director at CEVA."

CEVA's latest Xpert-Blue platform delivers a complete and compliant
Bluetooth v1.2 solution, integrating baseband, DSP processor, RAM, ROM and
complete host controller software stack. Xpert-Blue licensee's benefit
from rapid time-to-certification and time-to-market for Bluetooth enabled
products. Existing licensees of CEVA's Bluetooth v1.1 IP can upgrade
software to make their solutions v1.2 compliant.

Key features of Xpert-Blue include:

Multiple processor support
Multiple radio
Multiple codec support
Low gate
Low RAM usage
Low program code

SH7660 Device Features include:

SH3-DSP core (MMU/TLB not provided)
Four channel DMAC,
User RAM 128kB
Cache memory
(16kB), XY memory (8kB + 8kB)
USB Host
controller or USB Function controller
Two channel 8-bit
D-A converters
Three Serial I/O
with FIFO (SIOF x 1ch, SCIF x 2ch)
Three Channel

SH7660 Bluetooth Features

Supports BT 1.2 feature set
USB or Uart
Direct connection to HD157102NP RF
4 voice codec
formats and interfaces (includes SCO over HCI)
32.768 KHz low
power operation modes

About Bluetooth v1.2

With the recent adoption of the Bluetooth Specification Version 1.2 by
the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the Bluetooth market is
expected to double to 100 million units in 2004, according to IMS
Research. The new specification introduces many new features that will
improve the ease-of-use and reliability of Bluetooth products, increasing
the demand for the technology. Bluetooth 1.2 features include;

Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) designed to reduce interference between
Bluetooth devices and other wireless technologies, such as 802.11b and

Enhanced Voice
Processing, providing an improved quality for voice transmissions over
Bluetooth in frequency noisy environments.

interoperability between Bluetooth devices, allowing for faster

compatibility with Bluetooth v1.1

About CEVA, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is the leading licensor of digital signal processor (DSP) cores, multimedia, GPS 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), GPS location, Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2005 CEVA's IP was shipped in over 115 million devices. CEVA was created through the merger of the DSP licensing division of DSP Group and Parthus Technologies. For more information, visit

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