Why CEVA Is My Favorite Semiconductor IP Stock For 2014

Why CEVA Is My Favorite Semiconductor IP Stock For 2014
by Ashraf Eassa on 12-10-2013 at 9:05 pm

As a full time financial writer/investor, I am always on the lookout for compelling risk/reward opportunities, particularly in small-cap tech. While the world of large-cap tech is generally well understood by the investment/analyst community, smaller cap names are usually under-followed and often misunderstood. One such… Read More


The DSP is dead! Long Live the DSP… IP core!

The DSP is dead! Long Live the DSP… IP core!
by Eric Esteve on 07-20-2013 at 9:05 am

Trying to trace DSP birth as a standard IC product, you come back to the early 80’s, when a certain Computer manufacturer named IBM has asked to a certain Semi-Conductor giant (at that time) named Texas Instruments if they could turn a lab concept, Digital Signal Processor, into a standard product that IBM could buy to TI, like they… Read More


Audio/Voice DSP IP core: the next road to billion unit shipment

Audio/Voice DSP IP core: the next road to billion unit shipment
by Eric Esteve on 01-04-2013 at 6:09 am

When mentioning CEVA DSP IP cores, the first reaction is to think about the complexes DSP functions used into wireless Modem Application like 3G and Long Term Evolution (LTE). Considering that CEVA market share is above 70% for these products, such a reaction makes sense. But did you knew that CEVA DSP IP cores are also empowering… Read More


CEVA also bid to acquire MIPS… ARM still staying quiet?

CEVA also bid to acquire MIPS… ARM still staying quiet?
by Eric Esteve on 11-23-2012 at 4:21 am

We have seen in a previous post that Imagination Technologies has proposed to buy MIPS, in fact “MIPS operating business and certain patent properties, as well as license rights to all of the remaining patent properties”. Translated into understandable language Imagination has offered $60M for MIPS Processor IP core portfolio,… Read More


Samsung going vertical Qualcomm cry CEVA laugh

Samsung going vertical Qualcomm cry CEVA laugh
by Eric Esteve on 09-27-2012 at 11:09 am

These last days have been full of Apple related stories; maybe it’s time to discuss a new topic? Like for example Samsung, direct competitor for Apple in the smartphone market, and take a look at the company move toward more vertical integration. Everybody working in the SC industry knows that Samsung is ranked #2 behind Intel, even… Read More


Wireless Application: DSP IP core is dominant

Wireless Application: DSP IP core is dominant
by Eric Esteve on 09-06-2012 at 5:32 am

If we look back in the early 90’s, when the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) standard was just an emerging technology, the main innovation was the move from Analog to the Digital Processing of the Signal (DSP), allowing to make unlimited manipulation to an Analog signal, once digitized by the means of a converter (ADC).… Read More


CEVA-MM3101 DSP IP core

CEVA-MM3101 DSP IP core
by Eric Esteve on 08-07-2012 at 6:00 pm

If the CEVA-XC4000 DSP IP core offers support for the most demanding communication standards, the CEVA-MM3101 provides full control over embedded vision and image enhancement applications, in SW, allowing Application Processor chip makers and OEM a way to differentiate their product. CEVA has decided to launch the MM3101 … Read More


Software-based Wi-Fi: DSP IP core

Software-based Wi-Fi: DSP IP core
by Eric Esteve on 05-23-2012 at 10:05 am

The recent announcement from CEVA that it has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance® to further advocate for a software-based Wi-Fi® strategy shows that the new CEVA-XC4000 DSP can be used in various communication protocols, not limited to the traditional baseband processing for the wireless handset phone, where DSP IP core usage is massive.… Read More


CEVA is the undisputed DSP worldwide leader

CEVA is the undisputed DSP worldwide leader
by Eric Esteve on 05-16-2012 at 10:54 am

Anybody working in the wireless handset segment probably knows that CEVA is the provider of DSP IP cores, and if you are simply a wireless handset user, you should know that the baseband digital signal processing is the function allowing your phone to process the RF (analog) signal coming from the outside world. If you have been involved… Read More