CEVA DSP Core Powers Oki's Digital Audio MP3 Consumer Chip Solution

4/14/2004 - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA, LSE: CVA) the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and communications solutions to the semiconductor industry, announced that Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6703), a leader in digital communications and convergence, has deployed CEVA-Teak DSP core into it's dual-core digital audio solution. Targeting the MP3, WMA and speech processing applications markets, Oki's single chip audio solution offers a high performance solution for the burgeoning digital audio market.

Oki's use of the CEVA-Teak in its ASSP (application-specific standard product) is a logical progression for their design of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Oki has previously licensed and successfully developed products for other audio and wireless applications incorporating CEVA-Oak and CEVA-TeakLite DSP cores. CEVA-Teak's low-power, dual-MAC DSP architecture for high-performance multimedia processing enables Oki to build an efficient and flexible solution for a market driven by intensive high speed application requirements.

Oki's single-chip digital audio solution delivers a complete solution for designers to shorten consumer product development time and costs. The DSP/RISC dual-core architecture includes an ARM7TM building on CEVA's and ARM's collaboration on the Inter Processor Communication Mailbox (IPCM) standard and joint tools development environment which enables mutual customers to rapidly design, emulate, and optimize hybrid ARM RISC and CEVA DSP system-on-chip solutions.

"Oki is once again driving the market forward with our single chip solution for portable digital audio applications," said Hiroshi Shinotsuka, Product Marketing Manager for digital consumer LSI products at Oki. "Oki is a long-term licensing partner of CEVA whose DSP cores are the perfect platform for our audio product portfolio."

"DSP technology is fundamental in the shift from analog to digital based products. Oki is leading the market in digital solutions that define new parameters in performance, power consumption and cost," said Gideon Wertheizer, EVP and CTO of CEVA. "Oki's dual core chip underlines the advantages in creating an architectural standard in hybrid system-on-chip solutions with CEVA DSP cores."

About CEVA-Teak
CEVA-Teak is a 16-bit fixed-point general-purpose DSP core. Its dual MAC architecture features high-performance, high flexibility and throughput for complex Digital Signal Processing implementations. The core is designed for low-power, speech and audio processing, multimedia and wireless communications (GSM, CDMA, EDGE, GPRS, 3G, etc.), high-speed modems, advanced telecommunication systems, and various embedded control applications. CEAV-Teak is designed with consideration for low-power consumption to achieve the best possible performance with the lowest possible power consumption. It makes the core suitable to a wide variety of battery-powered portable applications.

About Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Founded more than a century ago in 1881, Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. is Japan's first telecommunications manufacturer, with its headquarter in Tokyo, Japan. With the corporate vision, "Oki, Network Solutions for a Global Society," Oki Electric provides top-quality products, technologies and solutions to its customers through its telecommunications systems, information systems and electronic devices segments. All three segments are integrated into one effective organization that functions as a collective force to create exciting new products and technologies, including information and telecom converged solutions. Through its business activities, Oki Electric satisfies a spectrum of customer needs in various markets.

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