is the world’s leading licensor of DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile
, digital home
markets. For more than twenty years, CEVA has been licensing a portfolio of DSPs, platforms and software to leading semiconductor vendors and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies worldwide. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband
(2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia, HD video
, HD audio
, Voice over IP
, Serial Attached SCSI
(SAS) and Serial ATA
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, CEVA has 190 employees worldwide, with design centers in Israel and Ireland, and sales and support offices located in Europe, the U.S. and throughout Asia. To date, more than 3 billion CEVA-powered
chips have been shipped worldwide, for a wide range of diverse end markets. In 2011 alone, our licensees shipped more than 1 billion CEVA-powered products. Recent industry data from The Linley Group reported CEVA’s share of the licensable DSP market at 78%.
With more than 200 licensees and 300 licensing agreements signed to date, CEVA’s comprehensive customer base includes many of the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Broadcom, Icom, Intel, Intersil, Marvell, Mediatek, Mindspeed, MStar, NEC, NXP, PMC-Sierra, Renesas, Samsung, Sharp, Solomon Systech, Sony, Sequans, Spreadtrum, ST-Ericsson, Sunplus, Toshiba, VIA Telecom and Xincomm all leverage CEVA’s industry-leading DSP cores and IP solutions. These companies incorporate our IP into application-specific integrated circuits (“ASICs”) and application-specific standard products (“ASSPs”) that they manufacture, market and sell to consumer electronics companies.
The CEVA business model consists of three components; upfront license fees; royalty revenue from every chip sold by our customers incorporating our IP, and; revenues from related customer support, development tools and maintenance.
CEVA was created through the combination of the DSP IP licensing division of DSP Group, Inc. and Parthus Technologies plc (“Parthus”) in November 2002. CEVA is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market (Ticker: CEVA)