Junko Yoshida, EETimes
8/13/2013 06:33 PM EDT
ADISON, Wis. — Ceva Inc. disclosed on Tuesday, August 13 that it has signed Chinese telecom equipment supplier ZTE as a new licensee for its Ceva-XC DSP core. ZTE's microelectronics division will be using Ceva's DSP to design LTE TDD/FDD multi-mode SoCs to power its upcoming base stations for the global market.
The announcement offers a glimpse at two forces currently sweeping the electronics industry: a growing appetite among first-tier OEMs to develop their own ASICs to power their systems, as opposed to buying third-party ASSPs; and the growing traction for TD-LTE in China.
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