Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores for mobile handset, consumer electronics and storage applications.
CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions forwireless baseband, 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.
Our technology is licensed to leading electronics companies as Intellectual Property (IP), which in turn manufacture, market and sell application-specific integrated circuits (“ASICs”) and application-specific standard products (“ASSPs”) based on CEVA technology to systems companies for incorporation into a wide variety of end products. Our IP is primarily deployed in high volume markets, including wireless handsets (e.g. cellular baseband, multimedia solutions and Bluetooth), portable multimedia (e.g. portable video players and portable audio players), home entertainment (e.g. DVD), storage markets (e.g. hard disk drives) and communications markets (e.g. high-speed serial storage and Voice-over-IP solutions).
Our revenue mix contains IP licensing fees, per-unit royalties and support fees. We have built a strong network of licensing partners who rely on our technology to deploy their silicon solutions. Today our technologies are widely licensed and power some of the world’s leading wireless and consumer electronics brands including Broadcom, Freescale, Intel, Marvell, Mediatek, National Semiconductor, Oki, Renesas, ROHM, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Spreadtrum, ST-Ericsson, Trident, Zoran and more. In 2010 our licensees shipped over 600 million CEVA-powered chips.
CEVA was created through the combination of the DSP IP licensing division of DSPG and Parthus Technologies plc in November 2002. We have over 190 employees worldwide, with research and development facilities in Israel, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and sales and support offices throughout Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Israel and the United States. CEVA is traded on both the NASDAQ (CEVA) and London Stock Exchange (CVA).