MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and RAANANA, Israel – February 18, 2012 – CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), a licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and Rubidium, a global supplier of embedded speech processing technologies, today announced the companies have partnered to deliver enhanced speech processing solutions for smart devices, integrating Rubidium’s market-proven suite of speech recognition, text-to-speech and biometric speaker identification & verification software with the CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs, including the CEVA-TeakLite-4.
“Voice is the user interface-of-choice for many future products and applications,” said Moshe Sheier, director of product marketing at CEVA. “Rubidium is a recognized leader in embedded speech processing technologies and its highly-accurate and production-proven software offers a compelling hands-free user experience. Having already shipped in high volume with other members of the CEVA-TeakLite DSP family, Rubidium’s software has been further optimized to leverage the power and flexibility of our latest CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, delivering outstanding performance for any advanced, voice-enabled application.”
“The CEVA-TeakLite DSP family has long been the voice and audio leader in the industry, powering a wide range of pre- and post-processing applications in billions of handsets and consumer devices,” said Shlomo Peller, CEO and Founder of Rubidium. “Our speech processing technology adds to their robust audio/voice ecosystem and results in an extremely attractive solution for any company developing voice-enabled products. Features such as voice-trigger, barge-in support and our wide variety of languages increases the user's productivity by enabling voice control and totally hands-free manipulation of a device. These and other unique features provide CEVA's cores with a competitive advantage over alternative architectures.”
Among the functions enabled by the Rubidium software are:
- Automated speech recognition that controls any set of functions through voice commands. For example: call acceptance and rejection, device setup and installation procedure (pairing, calibration, interconnection, etc.), voice dialing, music streaming control and multi-level selection menus. This includes also a Voice Trigger function which is a continuous ASR engine that wakes up upon the user's uttering a "voice password".
- Biometric speaker identification on any consumer product or mass-market device.
- Text-to-speech in a variety of languages that announces text with a natural and human sounding voice.
CEVA has shipped more than 3 billion TeakLite DSP chips, and has more than 100 licensees, 30 active ecosystem partners, and more than 100 audio and voice codecs and enhancement applications available. To learn more about the CEVA-TeakLite DSP family, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-TeakLite-Family.html
Rubidium’s embedded speech processing technology offering covers the entire scope of a voice dialogue system: input, output and interaction, and has been deployed into more than 30 million products. Rubidium's speech processing solutions for embedded applications, such as TTS, ASR, Speech Compression and Biometric Speaker Verification. Rubidium helps OEMs & ODMs provide customers with a hands-free, highly productive user experience. Rubidium's one-stop-shop for low cost, small footprint, multi-lingual speech processing solutions enable consumer product developers to get their products to market as fast as possible. Visit www.rubidium.com or follow Rubidium on Twitter or YouTube at @RubidiumLtd.
CEVA is a licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile, portable, and consumer electronics markets. CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (vision, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in more than 1 billion devices and powers handsets from every top handset OEM, including Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and ZTE. Today, more than 40 percent of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at www.twitter.com/cevadsp.
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