XStreamHD™ Licenses and Deploys CEVA Enterprise SATA IP in XStreamHD HD Media Server

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for mobile handsets, consumer electronics and storage applications, today announced that XStreamHD, a leader in delivery and distribution of Full High Definition entertainment to the home, has licensed and deployed CEVA's latest generation Enterprise SATA Intellectual Property (IP) for the revolutionary XStreamHD HD Media Server.

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XStreamHD is leading the Full HD revolution with the first transport network to bring 1080p video and 7.1 channels of lossless audio directly to the home via satellite. CEVA's Enterprise SATA Protocol and PHY interface deployed by XStreamHD in the HD Media Server enables the viewing/recording of up to four simultaneous 1080p resolution MPEG-2/4 or H.264 HD video streams with 7.1 channels of DTS-HD audio from disk.

Leveraging years of experience in developing industry-leading SATA technology, CEVA's advanced Enterprise SATA solution with Native Command Queuing (NCQ) acceleration substantially reduces software overhead and is ideal for high bandwidth applications such as serving high definition video and audio.

"CEVA's Enterprise Serial ATA Protocol and PHY provided XStreamHD with a silicon-proven high performance SATA drive interface enabling our HD Media Server to distribute multiple simultaneous HD video and audio streams throughout the customer's home," said XStreamHD Founder and CEO George Gonzalez. "Our first-pass silicon success, quick system bring up and successful HD Media Server demonstration at CES 2008 was made possible by the quality and maturity of the CEVA SATA IP."

"HD digital distribution is one of the most anticipated emerging applications for home entertainment and XStreamHD has delivered on the promise of full 1080p resolution video and lossless audio in a revolutionary media server product," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "The embedded acceleration features coupled with the maturity and quality of our SATA IP has enabled the XStreamHD HD Media Server to seamlessly handle all the required traffic for four simultaneous HD streams, powering an exciting, multi-viewer/multi-room entertainment experience."

About XStreamHD

XStreamHD is leading the HD revolution, setting a new standard for the delivery and distribution of Full HD entertainment throughout the home. XStreamHD provides the first-ever transport network to deliver high-definition movies and music directly to the home via satellite - offering Full HD (1080p) video and up to 7.1 channels of lossless audio. With XStreamHD, consumers can build a customized, unique, and unparalleled in-home entertainment network and enjoy the content they want most -including movies, music, electronic games, broadcast HDTV, and more - when it's most convenient, anywhere in the home, and at the quality today's home theaters were designed to support. XStreamHD is based in McLean, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.xstreamhd.com/.

About CEVA, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for mobile handsets, consumer electronics and storage applications. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2007, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 225 million devices. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-ip.com/.

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CONTACT: Richard Kingston of CEVA, Inc., +1-408-514-2976,
[email protected]; or Mike Sottak of Wired Island, Ltd.,
+1-408-876-4418, [email protected], for CEVA, Inc.; or Brigette Polmar of
XStreamHD, +1-703-852-1346, [email protected]

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