Tessera's FotoNation solutions bring face detection, tracking and other solutions to CEVA's fully programmable multimedia platform YOKOHAMA, Japan -- July 6, 2009 -- TSMC Symposium --
CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores today announced a collaboration to demonstrate Tessera's FotoNation® embedded image enhancement technologies on CEVA's portable multimedia platform, the CEVA-MM2000™. The live demonstration of these technologies will be shown in CEVA's booth at the TSMC Technology Symposium today in Yokohama, Japan.
At the show, CEVA will demonstrate the high-performance FotoNation face detection and face tracking capabilities running completely in software on CEVA's fully programmable multimedia platform. FotoNation embedded image enhancement technologies provides a full portfolio of solutions, improving image quality and enhancing, extending and simplifying picture taking for digital still cameras, cell phones, game consoles and other camera-enabled devices. Face detection and tracking are the latest additions to the broad range of video, audio and image enhancement software available for the MM2000 platform and further illustrates the extensive capabilities enabled for licensees of CEVA's fully programmable multimedia solution.
"The combination of CEVA's leadership in programmable multimedia solutions for portable devices and Tessera's innovations in embedded imaging solutions enables us to enhance the feature set offered on the MM2000 platform for a wide range of applications," said Michael Bereziuk, executive vice president, Imaging & Optics, Tessera. "Together we can bring solutions which both simplify the user's image capture experience, while optimizing the image quality of mobile camera-enabled devices, under a wide range of conditions."
"Tessera's FotoNation technology brings embedded image enhancement capabilities to the MM2000 platform and provides a valuable addition to the software offerings available for our MM2000 platform," said Eyal Ben-Avraham, vice president Partners & Ecosystem of CEVA. "The ease-of-programmability of our MM2000 platform enables our customers to truly differentiate their CEVA-based multimedia SoCs through software. Offerings such as the FotoNation technology from Tessera and other quality improvement pre/post-processing functions are vital especially for mobile devices." About CEVA, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a 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 solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2008, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 300 million devices. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com