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Optek Licenses and Deploys CEVA Bluetooth® IP in its latest Multimedia Platform

OPT528X SoC with integrated Bluetooth 5 Dual Mode delivers an optimized platform for next generation wireless audio and multimedia applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., – January 02, 2019 – CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Optek Digital Technology Ltd. (Optek), a fabless semiconductor company of advanced multimedia SoCs, has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 Dual Mode IP in its latest OTK528X multimedia System-on-Chip (SoC), targeting artificial intelligence (AI), voice and music market segments and applications including hearables, wireless speakers, on/in ear headphone, multi-channel AVR, musical instruments and voice user interface (VUI).

The OTK528X is fully compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 Dual Mode, including support for Bluetooth low energy links at 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 500Kbps and 125Kbps data rates. The integrated 32bit processor along with an audio DSP enable users to achieve a variety of features with outstanding performance.

Alan Gu, vice president of Optek, stated: “Our customers demand the highest quality multimedia experience in a cost-effective, highly integrated platform, withBluetooth being an essential feature. CEVA’s RW-Bluetooth Dual Mode IP provided us with the latest enhancements valued by our customers, along with the expert technical support valued by our engineers.”

“We are pleased to announce Optek as a licensee for our Bluetooth IP”, said Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA. “Bluetooth remains the de facto choice for wireless audio connectivity and the OPT528X SoC leverages the latest Bluetooth 5 innovations to deliver a comprehensive consumer wireless audio experience.”

About RivieraWaves Bluetooth

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension. With more than 1.5 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables. For more information on RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms, go to https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/rivierawaves-bluetooth-platforms/.

About Optek

Optek is an innovative fabless semiconductor company. With highly integration architecture, outstanding system integration capability and own IP of Bluetooth stacks and profiles, we provide customers cost-effective and excellent silicon and solutions to meet market needs. AI, voice, music and IoT segments are our focusing segments. More information is available on http://www.optek.com.cn/

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and cellular IoT (NB-IoT and Cat-M1) enabled devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) up to 4×4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on TwitterYouTubeFacebook and LinkedIn.

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