CEVA, Inc.

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CEVA, Inc.
S&P 600 Component
Industry Semiconductor IP
Founded 2002
Headquarters Mountain View, California, United States
Products Digital signal processors
Revenue Increase US$72.6 million (2016)
Profit Increase $13.1 million (2016)
Number of employees
270 (December 2016)[1]
Website www.ceva-dsp.com

CEVA is a publicly listed semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company, headquartered in Mountain View, California and specializes in digital signal processor (DSP) technology. The company's main development facility is located in Herzliya, Israel.


CEVA was created in November 2002, through the combination of the DSP IP licensing division of DSP Group and Parthus Technologies plc (an Irish company that was founded in 1993).[2]

The company develops semiconductor intellectual property core technologies for multimedia and wireless communications technology. CEVA claimed the largest number of baseband processors in 2010,[3] and a 90% DSP IP market share in 2011.[4] In July 2014 it acquired RivieraWaves SAS, a private company based in France.[1]

Processor cores[edit]

The CEVA-XC4000 is a programmable low-power DSP architecture supporting communication standards including LTE Advanced, LTE and HSPA+, alongside WiMAX, 3G, 3.5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and DVB-H. The CEVA-XC4000 architecture offers modem developers a wide spectrum of performance capabilities while complying with the most stringent power constraints.

The CEVA-XC is a low-power communication processor family designed for wireless communications processing in mobile handsets as well as wireless infrastructure applications. A single CEVA-XC core is capable of handling complete transceiver paths for multiple air interfaces in software.

The CEVA-X offers a mix of Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) and Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) architectures. The VLIW architecture allows a high level of concurrent instructions processing thus providing extended parallelism, as well as low power consumption. Target markets include LTE, cellular handsets and software-defined radio, ss / PDAs, video & audio processing for mobile devices, VoIP gateways & broadband modems, and home entertainment (digital television, HDTV, digital video recorder, Blu-ray Discs).

CEVA-TeakLite-4 is the fourth-generation DSP architecture based on the TeakLite family of DSP cores. Fully compatible with CEVA-TeakLite, CEVA-Teaklite-II and CEVA-TeakLite-III DSPs, The CEVA-TeakLite-4 is a low-power, 32-bit, variable 10-stage pipeline, fixed-point arithmetic architecture specifically targeted for advanced audio and voice applications, for high definition audio applications requiring standards such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, SILK and other wideband voice encodings.

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  1. ^ a b "Form 10-K: Annual Report for the Year Ending December 31, 2016". US SEC. March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "DSP Group, Parthus to merge IP licensing businesses in new company", Electronic Engineering Times, April 5, 2002 
  3. ^ Peter Clarke (January 31, 2011). "CEVA claims top spot for cell phone DSP". Electronic Engineering Times. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ "CEVA Continues to Dominate DSP IP Market with 90% Market Share". Press release. May 14, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2017.