TEXT-Ceva gets deal with Samsung to power LTE modems

(The following was issued by Israel’s CEVA Inc (CEVA.O: )):

Feb 17 – CEVA Inc. (Nasdaq: CEVA) (LSE: CVA), the leading
licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform
solutions and DSP cores, today announced that Samsung
Electronics Co Ltd has deployed CEVA DSP core technology in
their first generation commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE)
modem.

The Kalmia modem chipset supports download speed up to 100
Mbps and upload speed of 50 Mbps within the 20MHz frequency
bandwidth.

Samsung recently introduced the first LTE dongle utilizing
the modem and is now commercially available in Stockholm, Sweden
and Oslo, Norway.
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“Our first commercially available LTE modem brings
outstanding data speeds and performance to a broad range of
portable devices including netbooks, eReaders, MIDs and more,”
said Kyung-Ho Kim, Vice President of Samsung. “By leveraging
CEVA’s DSP technology in our LTE modem design, we ensure
ultra-low power consumption, critical to the successful adoption
of LTE in these battery-powered devices.”

“Samsung is the driving force behind the realization of a
true 4G mobile broadband experience and we are proud to partner
with them for their LTE product line,” said Gideon Wertheizer,
CEO of CEVA. “Their selection of our DSP core technology further
substantiates our position as the world’s leading provider of
DSP technology to the wireless industry.”

CEVA’s industry-leading DSP cores power many of the world’s
leading cellular baseband handset solutions. The company’s broad
customer base includes Infineon, ST-Ericsson, Broadcom, Samsung,
Mediatek, Spreadtrum and VIATelecom, among others.

To date, more than 600 million CEVA-powered handsets have
shipped. Addressing next-generation 4G terminal and
infrastructure markets, CEVA DSPs have been specifically
architected to overcome the stringent power consumption,
time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing
high-performance 4G/LTE/WiMAX solutions.

CEVA has multiple licensees developing LTE handset and
infrastructure solutions based on CEVA DSP cores.

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