VATICS Chooses CEVA Imaging and Vision DSP for its Surveillance and Smart Camera SoCs

SHENZEN, China, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA Technology Symposium -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of DSP and IP platforms for cellular, multimedia and connectivity, today announced that VATICS, INC., a leading multimedia SoC (system-on-chip) solutions provider in Taiwan, has licensed the CEVA imaging and vision DSP for its next-generation SoCs targeting surveillance and smart network cameras. VATICS will leverage the powerful computer vision and scene analytics capabilities of the DSP to greatly improve image quality and enable a new level of intelligent surveillance.

"Adding intelligent vision processing into the edge device enables powerful analytical functionality in real-time, creating a whole new range of use cases for smarter security, consumer and retail applications," said Sor Shen, VP of VATICS. "The CEVA imaging and vision DSP delivers outstanding performance and the flexibility to implement advanced algorithms in software for any use case, allowing us to reuse the same SoC design to address multiple markets."

"We are pleased to welcome VATICS, a leading surveillance camera vendor, to the growing list of companies adopting our imaging and vision DSPs for their computer vision and video analytics requirements," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "It is increasingly evident that advanced imaging and vision processing requires a dedicated computer vision DSP to maximize system performance and power efficiency. With the inclusion of our DSP, VATICS' next-generation SoCs are set to raise the bar in intelligent surveillance."

CEVA's imaging and vision DSPs addresses the extreme processing requirements of the most sophisticated computational photography and computer vision applications such as video analytics, augmented reality and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). By offloading these performance-intensive tasks from the CPUs and GPUs, the highly-efficient DSP dramatically reduces the power consumption of the overall system, while providing complete flexibility. The platform includes a vector processor developed specifically to deal with the complexities of such applications and an extensive Application Development Kit (ADK) to enable easy development environment. The CEVA ADK includes an Android Multimedia Framework (AMF) that streamlines software development and integration effort, a set of advanced software development tools and a range of software products and libraries optimized for the DSP.  For more information, visit

VATICS INC., established in Sep. 2007, is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company in cutting-edge multimedia communication SoC (System-on-Chip) focusing on developing state-of-the-art multimedia technologies (video coding, ISP, IVS), streaming protocols, and embedded applications (IP camera, door camera, sport camera, car blackbox, etc). Spin-off from the SoC solutions department in VIVOTEK INC., the one of the top-ten IP camera manufacturers, VATICS has possessed profound domain experiences from the top application system level down to chip-design level in the digital surveillance applications. More than just selling a chip to our customers, VATICS delivers a complete solution and best-tailored services to our customers. For more information, visit

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of cellular, multimedia and connectivity technologies to semiconductor companies and OEMs serving the mobile, consumer, automotive and IoT markets. Our DSP IP portfolio includes comprehensive platforms for multimode 2G/3G/LTE/LTE-A baseband processing in terminals and infrastructure, computer vision and computational photography for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). One in every three phones sold worldwide is powered by CEVA, from many of the world's leading OEMs including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Coolpad, ZTE, Micromax and Meizu. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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