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[October 17, 2012]

SatixFy licenses CEVA-XC DSP for Broadband Satellite Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced that SatixFy, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the development of cost-effective SoCs for satellite communications, has licensed the CEVA-XC DSP to power its latest satellite baseband SoC aimed at bringing affordable, high performance satellite communications to the fixed and mobile broadband markets.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120808/SF53702LOGO) Historically, the costs associated with VSAT devices has resulted in a low adoption rate of broadband satellite products. Focusing on reducing the cost of these devices SatixFy has leveraged the flexibility and programmability of the CEVA-XC DSP to develop a single SoC capable of addressing multiple markets, namely fixed broadband, consumer satellite broadband, mobile broadband and mobile TV & radio. The SoC can be upgraded over the air via software running on the CEVA-XC, covering existing and future markets and standards, including the up and coming SAT>IP communication standard which aims to make satellite services available on any IP-enabled device.

"The CEVA-XC DSP delivers outstanding performance and flexibility required to power our multi-standard broadband satellite SoC," said Yoel Gat, CEO of SatixFy. "Addressing multiple end markets with a single SoC allows us to significantly lower the cost of satellite terminal devices and proliferate the use of broadband satellite in consumer applications. Furthermore, CEVA's silicon-based software development platform provides us with a real-time environment in which to develop and optimize our software, fundamentally reducing the time-to-market and development risks associated with bringing our product to market." "SatixFy are addressing the broadband satellite market with a very unique communications SoC," said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA. "Our CEVA-XC DSP not only serves to lower the overall cost and reduce power consumption of satellite devices, but also allows SatixFy to implement their own proprietary software in the chip design, further differentiating themselves in the market. This latest license agreement extends the market reach of our flagship communications DSP to include satellite applications, illustrating the flexibility and suitability of the architecture to support any communication and broadcast standard." CEVA DSP Technology SymposiumSatixFy CEO Yoel Gat will present at the upcoming CEVA DSP Technology Symposium in Herzliya, Israel on November 1st, describing recent satellite market trends, technology advancements and challenges to overcome.

The Israel Symposium is one in a series of three upcoming symposiums hosted by CEVA, together with dates in China and Taiwan. Each symposium consists of a full day lectures and seminars from CEVA's industry-leading experts and partners, where you will learn about the latest technological developments in the areas of communications, connectivity, audio, voice, imaging and vision. Attendance is free and registration for the events is open at http://events.ceva-dsp.com.

CEVA's industry-leading DSP cores power many of the world's leading wireless semiconductors, enabling unrivaled power consumption, performance and cost efficiencies in 2G / 3G / 4G solutions. CEVA has more than 40 cellular baseband design wins to date, including more than 20 design wins for LTE. The CEVA-XC family of DSPs is designed specifically to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance Software Defined Radio multimode solutions. It supports multiple air interfaces for various applications such multimode cellular baseband, connectivity, digital broadcast, satellite and smart grid. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-XC-Family.html.

About SatixFySatixfy is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the development of cost-effective SoCs for satellite communications. Founded by industry experts with a rich pedigree in satellite communications, the company addresses communication and broadcast applications for both fixed and mobile markets using an innovative software-based SoC design. For more information, visit http://www.satixfy.com.

About CEVA, Inc.CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (vision, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices and powers handsets from every top handset OEM, including Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at www.twitter.com/cevadsp.

SOURCE CEVA, Inc.

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