CEVA Announces Licensing Agreement With PMC-Sierra for Voice-Over-IP Platform to Enable VoIP in Fiber-to-the-Home SoC Solutions

Powered by CEVA-TeakLite-II DSP core, CEVA-VoP™ brings lowest cost per channel VoIP capabilities to PMC-Sierra's GPON products

Dec 14, 2010, 07:00 ET from CEVA, Inc.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced that PMC-Sierra (Nasdaq: PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, has licensed its CEVA-VoP™ voice-over-IP platform for use in PMC-Sierra's next generation system-on-chip (SoC) devices for Fiber-To-The-Home applications. CEVA-VoP is a complete hardware and software VoIP solution based on the CEVA-TeakLite-II DSP, designed to be deployed in integrated networking and VoP SoCs.

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The CEVA-VoP platform is built on top of the widely adopted, fully programmable CEVA-TeakLite-II low-cost DSP engine, and the Xpert-TeakLite-II integrated subsystem – with cached memory, peripherals, and system interfaces – capable of handling multiple, simultaneous voice channels on a single core. The solution includes a fully integrated VoIP software suite, including speech compression and decompression, echo cancellation, telephony functions, and signaling/networking. The incorporated software is open, allowing design licensees to add proprietary algorithms and broaden the use of the design to other markets or applications.

"We required a complete hardware plus software VoIP solution that can be efficiently integrated within our SoC architecture and provide the necessary performance, power and cost efficiencies required in the competitive EPON and GPON markets," said Ofer Bar-Or, PMC-Sierra's vice president and co-general manager, FTTH division. "CEVA's proven VoIP platform provides our EPON and GPON products with the required technology to enable multiple simultaneous voice channels and signal processing functions in our VoIP-enabled SoCs."

"We are pleased that PMC-Sierra has adopted our DSP-based platform to provide VoIP functionality," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "The flexibility of the CEVA solution is well suited to support PMC-Sierra's evolving needs as it continues to enhance its product lines with additional VoIP functionality."

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia, HD video and audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2009, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 330 million devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Today, more than one in every three handsets shipped worldwide is powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.

About PMC-Sierra, Inc.

PMC-Sierra®, the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, offers its customers technical and sales support worldwide through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia. PMC-Sierra provides semiconductor solutions for Enterprise and Channel Storage, Wide Area Network Infrastructure, Fiber-To-The-Home, and Laser Printer/Enterprise market segments. The Company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol. For more information, visit www.pmc-sierra.com.

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