CEVA and Spreadtrum Expand Long-Term Partnership for LTE SoCs Targeting Mid and High End Smartphones

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, and Spreadtrum Communications, a leading fabless semiconductor company in China with advanced technology in 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communication standards, today announced the expansion of their long-term strategic partnership around Spreadtrum's advanced LTE SoC smartphone platforms.

Spreadtrum's latest 64-bit Octa-Core LTE SoC platform, the SC9860, integrates multiple CEVA DSPs, performing multiple signal processing workloads, including LTE Cat-7 baseband, audio and voice, sensor fusion and always-on. The collaboration builds on more than a decade of success between the two companies, with Spreadtrum shipping more than 2 billion feature phone and smartphone chips to-date powered by CEVA DSPs.

"We are pleased to announce our continued close relationship with CEVA as we embark on the next phase of our smartphone platform expansion to include the mid-range and premium smartphone markets," said Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. "CEVA's DSPs are an important building block in these SoCs, bringing outstanding power-efficiency and highly-optimized performance to the wide range of applications they perform."

"Spreadtrum are set to be a leading disruptor in the LTE smartphone market, bringing highly-advanced smartphone SoCs to the global market and we are proud to expand the adoption of our DSPs to LTE advanced, voice, audio and sensor processing," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "With more than 6 billion wireless subscribers globally still using 2G and 3G networks today, the mass-market opportunity for LTE remains largely untapped and Spreadtrum is ideally positioned to address every smartphone market segment with their CEVA-powered chipsets."


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